2013 KOST? - USA TODAY Sports
The Mets fell to the Marlins in Jupiter, but that's to be expected since there's no scout on the planet that thinks they are a better team than the Marlins. Also, Johan Santana throws off a mound again, and Mike Trout is probably not being paid commensurate to his value.
Twenty-four hours after the Mets mounted a furious comeback against the Marlins, Miami returned the favor, turning a 4-0 deficit into a 6-4 win for the bad guys in Jupiter, Florida. Of more importance is the bruised knee for Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who was injured on a stolen base attempt during the game. No word yet on how long he will be out for, but in the interim you can probably anticipate...sigh...more Cowgill.
But hey, there's good news as well. After a 1-2 afternoon with two walks, Josh Satin is second on the team in OPS this Spring at 1.557 and is staking his claim to the 2013 King of Spring Training crown. There's just one slight problem...
And hey, if yesterday's game has you feeling a bit down, here's Adam Rubin to cheer you up! Wait, that doesn't sound right. I don't mean cheered up. What do I mean? Ah yes, be a total killjoy. Yep, that's what I meant to write.
Terry Collins is managing this season without a contract for 2014, but he hopes to be around for a while. I don't think the lack of an extension is a huge deal, but as long as it's an open question, there will be plenty more pieces like Klapisch's to come.
Wrapping up our Mets links for Monday morning, Jason Fry comps himself to LaTroy Hawkins at Faith and Fear in Flushing.
Yesterday at AA
We're probably past the sell-by date for "In the Best Shape of his Life" stories, so time to move on to "Pitcher added a new pitch this offseason" stories. Ernesto Frieri sets the bar high this Spring, as he apparently has added TWO new pitches.
And finally Baseball Prospectus is holding a contest to name the podcast that will replace the much-beloved Up and In Podcast. The new podcast will feature Jason Parks and XMRadio's Mike Ferrin, and will probably include rants about Cincinnati chili.