Impressive Niese Applesauce - Mets fail to capitalize on promising start, Wright's training, Beltran running

Meet the Mets

The Mets are now 1-2 after the bats and defense were lackluster in a 3-1 loss to the Marlins. But, that is not the whole story. Jonathan Niese was very impressive, Jeff Francoeur has had a good approach at the plate, but the defense just wasn't that good. It really felt like 2009 all over again. What's that? Luis Castillo is injured already

This weekend is a good one for Met injuries. Reyes will return and Carlos Beltran is running

Now we know how David Wright managed to come to Spring Training looking like a monster.

Will Davidian says that we are overestimating Figueroa's value and underestimating how bad the decision making process was that led to his waiver.

Jeurys Familia got roughed up in his Port St. Lucie debut and Brad Holt is hurt.

Around MLB

Raul Ibanez has been struggling. PANIC.

Ryan Zimmerman says he enjoys throwing to Adam Dunn at first base.

Jimmy Rollins is surprised that the Phillies couldn't afford Halladay and Lee. At least his big mouth is a double edged sword.

Mariano Rivera strikes back at Joe West.

Could this be a major comeback year for Vernon Wells? And Dontrelle Willis?

Cory Lidle's widow will marry her son's Little League manager. The engagement has the blessings of the Lidle family.

Yovani Gallardo and the Brewers have agreed to a five year deal.

Did you ever wonder about Smithers' ability as a baseball scout? Well, now you know.

Hank Aaron is starting to sound like a crotchety old guy.

I've got two outside of baseball links to pass along: The Dirk Abides and the world's greatest photo caption.

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