Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links
Meet the Mets
The Mets had an off day on Tuesday. Johan Santana reported to Mets' camp anyway but did not throw from a mound and may not throw today either. If Santana isn't ready to go by April 7th, Jeremy Hefner will get a shot in the rotation.
Want to see photos of Jordany Valdespin's fateful meeting with a Justin Verlander fastball? Before you ask, they are not Instagram selfies, Jordany is wearing all of his clothes, and there's not a Marlins hat in sight.
Tough break for righty pitching prospect Michael Fulmer, who tore his meniscus and had surgery in New York yesterday. Thankfully, this isn't an arm injury and it should only keep him out a few weeks into the season.
ESPN takes a look at the effects of Citi Field's 2012 dimensions as it projects what might happen in San Diego and Seattle this year as those ballparks mimic the Mets' fence move.
Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing has a new nickname for David Wright: Ambassador.
Around the Majors
Roy Halladay got rocked by the Tigers, allowing 7 runs in 2.2 innings, while sitting in the mid-80s with his fastball and struggling with location. Naturally, Charlie Manuel is concerned. The Good Phight says Halladay might still be broken.
Dayn Perry has an interesting idea for a compromise when it comes to the designated hitter.
Yesterday At AA
Michael Donato writes about the Mets' outfield and looking for possible late bloomers.
Chris McShane reviews the position players in camp with this week's Make-The-Mets-O-Meter.
David Moseder looks back at March 12th in Mets history.