Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links
Meet the Mets
Dillon Gee anticipates having a normal spring training after having surgery to fix a blood clot in his shoulder over the summer. The righty is already into his throwing program and says he feels like normal.
Citi Field's bond ratings were lowered from BB+ down to BB by Standard & Poor's.
Recent acquisition Greg Burke has flown under the radar so far but considering his addition to the 40-man roster and the current lack of depth, it looks like the sidearming righty may have a pretty good shot to make the club's bullpen.
Around the Majors
Ugueth Urbina is out of prison and is working out with the Caracas Lions in hopes of landing a professional contract. The 39-year old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2005. Question to ponder: who pitches more major league innings over the next 10 years – Ugueth or his son and Mets farmhand Juan Urbina? Think I'm going to go with Ugueth.
Yesterday At AA
Bluebird Banter gives us a quick scouting report of recently signed lefty Aaron Laffey.
Yesterday was the anniversary of Jason Bay day. Now I know why it felt like a bad day!