2013 Spring Training
Did you know the New York Mets have the best Opening Day record in MLB?
Herewith a collection of over/unders for 2013, based on highly unscientific formulas:
Here is today’s Opening Day lineup against San Diego Padres starter Edinson Volquez, per Adam Rubin at ESPN-NY (no, this is not an April Fool’s joke):
Buona Pasqua! Here they are, your 2013 New York Mets (for now):
Earlier this week, uber-phenom Zack Wheeler and slugging prospect Aderlin Rodriguez engaged in an on-field altercation that escalated into an off-field, ethnically divisive war. Said a person with knowledge close to the situation, “Zack knows that when you’re a Met you’re a Met all the way from your first cigarette to your last dying day.” [...]
How did Johan Santana re-tear his shoulder capsule? Was it the 134-pitch no-hitter? Was it that “voluntary bullpen session” aimed at silencing suggestions that he wasn’t in shape? Was it related to a mistake in his surgery? Was it something mysterious, that couldn’t possibly be explained? Could this re-injury have been prevented? No, no, no, [...]
Wow, I almost went through an entire spring training without suggesting that the Mets consider Manny Ramirez. That was a close one!
I had no idea Deney Terrio could pitch, too! Oh wait, the kid’s name is Dan Otero. As Roseann Roseannadanna would say, “Never mind.” (Hmm … dating myself much?) Though, if you don’t know how to disco, maybe this can help …
A few days ago we wondered if the Mets might look to improve their depth in center field, and suggested Ezequiel Carrera as a possibility. Well, Carrera has been DFA’d by the Indians — should the Mets pick up the 25-year-old speedster? Why or why not?
Elvin has left the (re)building …
Sometimes a slow news day isn’t so bad.
Former Mets pitcher Chris Young has exercised his option to decline an assignment to the minor leagues, and is now a free agent. Should the Mets — who have lost Johan Santana from the starting rotation, and now have a pain in the neck from Shaun Marcum — bring Young back to Flushing? Would he [...]
Former Met Scott Kazmir has won the fifth starter spot in the Cleveland Indians rotation. Do you care? For many Mets fans the mere mention of Kazmir’s name elicits an emotional response. If you are one of those fans, I’m curious to hear your reaction to this news that the former phenom has won a [...]
In case you missed, the Mets informed Pedro Feliciano that he would not be part of the 25-man roster on Opening Day, and they told LaTroy Hawkins that he would go north come April. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Perhaps you’ve heard that Matt den Dekker broke his wrist attempting to make a diving catch in Sunday’s exhibition game. Will the Mets go with internal options, or make a trade for a center fielder? There’s at least one player available who could make sense.