New York Mets: Where Do We Go From Here?

Daniel Marcillo
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Feb 25, 2020; Lakeland, Florida, USA; New York Mets manager Luis Rojas (19) walks away from the mound after a pitching change during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The worldwide Coronavirus pandemic has sent the world into a frenzy, never seen before. Public events are either being postponed or shut down altogether, and it seems very likely that the virus will continue to spread in the upcoming days as more cases surface.

The extreme precautions put in place are attempting to limit the spread of the virus throughout the country. The delay to the start of the season all but guarantees the MLB will be playing a shortened schedule for the first time since the 1995 strike-shortened season.

How Does This Affect the Mets?

Just like the other 29 teams in baseball, the New York Mets have to figure out a way to deal with the circumstances. The main goal is to keep their players, staff, and their families healthy through the extreme health crisis throughout the country. Once each member of the organization has been tested, it will allow the Mets to decided the correct course of action while MLB is on its hiatus.

With Donovan Mitchell Sr. working for the Mets, they are very thankful to have him test negative. Everyone within the organization should be checked and separate from society as we try to figure out the right course of action. As of now, no one in baseball has the virus, but things could quickly change.

With the situation unprecedented, all the Mets can do is hope it does not become a team-wide issue. The one bright side is that players recovering from injury have more time to get right. Dellin Betances and Yoenis Cespedes are just a couple of the stars the Mets are rehabbing. As long as the virus does not affect them, the extra time off should be in their benefit.

The earliest timeline for MLB to return is in May, which takes off close to 30 games on the schedule. Players have also been instructed to either head back home, to their team’s cities or remain in camp. The pandemic is undoubtedly unprecedented, and things are likely to get worse before they get better.