Mets Morning News: Off Days In Spring Training Are False Hustle

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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 but they did play a B team scrimmage against the Marlins that saw Shaun Marcum, Pedro Feliciano, and LaTroy Hawkins throw. Adam Rubin has some more info on Feliciano's outing.

Andy Martino says that it sounds like Johan Santana is likely going to start the year on the disabled list. Meanwhile, Jenrry Mejia is headed back to New York for some tests related to his physical. It hasn't been a good spring for Mejia thus far.

With Mark Teixeira out with a wrist injury, Ike Davis is under consideration to join Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

Toby Hyde has an interview with the very enthusiastic Gavin Cecchini, the team's 2012 first round draft pick.

The Mets would like to have another team join them in Port St. Lucie in the near future.

Mike Piazza opened up about his relationship with the Mets organization.

Despite not signing with the club, Michael Bourn says that the Mets are headed in the right direction.

Around the Majors

Mark Teixeira injured his wrist swinging a bat and is out of the World Baseball Classic, just another injury for the Yankees this spring.

The Cubs are likely to deal closer Carlos Marmol away before Opening Day.

Cody Ross has a lower leg strain and will miss 2-3 weeks. I'm sure the Diamondbacks have somebody extremely gritty to replace him.

At Fangraphs, Dave Cameron asks whether longer PED suspensions are actually a deterrent.

Yesterday At AA

Matthew Callan teaches us about the meaning of the all important spring training statistics (HINT: they're probably not very important).

John Sickels has a prospect retrospective for outfield candidate Marlon Byrd.

David Moseder looks back at March 6th in Mets' history.

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