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Carlos Beltran made the biggest headlines yesterday after his announcement that he will cede center field to his friend, Angel Pagan. The announcement has been met with rave reviews all around. Joe Janish was impressed by Beltran's handling of the situation, but is worried about what Beltran isn't telling us about his knee. Metsradamus wonders how Jerry would have managed to screw this up. Steve Slowinski explains why this makes the optimal outfield alignment.
Some positive news out of a 9-3 loss to the Nationals yesterday. Jason Isringhausen tossed a scoreless inning, even though he plunked a guy with his new changeup. Also, Bryce Harper managed to strike out twice on 7 pitches.
Met first round pick Matt Harvey chatted with Kevin Burkhardt.
Ed Ryan thinks that Fernando Martinez is more like Moises Alou than Alex Escobar.
Carlos Beltran's move to right field spotlights not just Beltran's team-first attitude, but also Sandy Alderson's ability to add depth to this roster.
Harvey Dorfman, Mike Pelfrey's sports psychologist, has passed away at the age of 75.
And, finally, our very own Eric Simon crowns the best team in Met history in a guest post at MSG.
We have a Rod Barajas sighting. He's not ITBSOHL, but he's the next best thing: from the city he's playing in.
Derek Jeter has spent the spring adjusting his swing.
Rollie Fingers teaches mustache maintenance at Yahoo! Sports.
Matt Klaassen points out how amazing it was to have Mays, Mantle, and Snider playing the same position in the same city at the same time.
And, the city of Montreal has commemorated the apartment that Jackie Robinson stayed at while playing for the Montreal Royals prior to his call-up to Brooklyn.