Spring Is Where Questions Start Getting Answered

This is an incredible time of year for baseball. No matter how many questions a team may have as the offseason ends there is great anticipation. How will the Mets cover for the lost offense and leadoff characteristics of Jose Reyes? Will Johan Santana be able to return to his old form? Is there a […]


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Almost Spring

The agony (if you’re a Jets fan) and ecstasy (if you’re a Giants fan) of the football season is now behind us. With the Giants Superbowl victory on Sunday and parade yesterday the NFL news cycle is now complete. We can now start thinking about baseball. I’m not one to analyze rosters through the offseason […]



Let’s Get Started

Today is the day to stop being negative about the past and start being positive about what is to come. Today is the day to stop talking about last year’s injuries and start focusing on this year’s comebacks. Today is the day to stop complaining about acquisitions that were not made and start working with […]



Spring Notes

There’s a buzz around this morning about today’s batting order and it has nothing to do with where Luis Castillo or Jose Reyes will bat. Manager Jerry Manuel has put today’s starting pitcher Oliver Perez in the no. 2 hole in the order. Manuel wants to see Perez bunt and is apparently confident enough that […]



Murphy in Left, Tatis and Church in Right

Not much more than a routine weekend at Mets camp this past weekend. In fact I’d probably have nothing to write about were it not for Jerry Manuel’s announcement that Daniel Murphy will be the starting left fielder with Fernando Tatis splitting time with Ryan Church in right field. Most people expected Murphy to split […]



Beltran: We’ll Kill Hamels

Carlos Beltran had some very strong words for Cole Hamels yesterday. When asked about Hamels calling the Mets choke artists this winter beltran said “The only thing that I know is he will be watched every time he faces us. Hopefully we kill him, and then he’ll have to deal with the situation.” I always […]



Weekend Camp Recap

A few things happened over the weekend in Mets camp. The Mets signed Livan Hernandez to a minor league contract. He will be in camp to compete for the 5th spot in the rotation. The competition for that spot includes Hernandez, Tim Redding and Freddy Garcia. Elsewhere in camp Francisco Rodriguez talked with reporters and […]



Pitchers and Catchers Report

Amazon.comis running a promotion for Valentine’s Day where you can download Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On for free. Though the song doesn’t really capture the mood of the day it’s title certainly does. For today is the day die hard baseball fans have been waiting for all winter. Today is the day pitchers and […]



2009 Spring Training Non Roster Invitees

The following is the current list of non-roster invitees to Mets camp for spring training. This is the time of year for these invites so the list is likely to change. I’ll post an update in a few weeks when camp opens if the list changes.   Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB     — […]



Mets Spring Training Schedule

The Mets spring training schedule is as follows: Feb. 13 – pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie Feb. 14 – on-field workouts begin Feb. 17 – position players report The exhibition schedule is currently set as follows (subject to change): Feb. 25 – at Baltimore Feb. 26 – vs. Florida Feb. 27 – […]