Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links
Meet the Mets
It's the day before spring training begins, meaning that it's time for all sorts of puff pieces. We've got one on Lucas Duda and Dave Hudgens working together on hitting. There's also one on veteran catcher John Buck and how he'll adjust to catching the Mets' youthful pitching staff. And then, there's an interview with Whitestone's Mike Baxter.
Ruben Tejada has reported to camp early, everybody! Now what is Terry Collins going to be irrationally angry at all season?
In the Daily News, R.A. Dickey writes about the fantastic work he did in India over the offseason. Dickey be praised!
Around the Majors
From the Plaxico Burress files, Red Sox prospect Bryce Brentz is going to miss time this spring training after he shot himself in the leg.
The Indians and Jason Giambi have agreed to a minor league deal.
Mark Prior hasn't pitched in the majors since 2006 but the now 32-year old righty is ITBSOHL!
Yesterday At AA
Rob Castellano writes about how the Mets' owners requested to build a casino next to Citi Field but it looks like they'll get a mall instead.
Brock Mahan looks back at February 9th throughout Mets' history.