Even With ‘Steve Cohen Tax,’ Mets Leaders Are Grateful to Be Back

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Sports Illustrated

By Stephanie Apstein After drawn-out labor negotiations, Max Scherzer, Francisco Lindor and Brandon Nimmo welcome the start of spring training. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — In some ways, the Mets reported to spring training against their will this weekend. Their three players on the Players Association board—righty Max Scherzer and shortstop Francisco Lindor, of the executive subcommittee, and outfielder Brandon Nimmo, the team representative—each voted no on the owners’ Thursday proposal for a new collective-bargaining agreement. But 26 of the other 35 union leaders voted yes, so both sides ratifie…

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