Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Ike Davis' father Ron says that the Mets "screwed up" by being so public in trying to trade his son. Infield coach Tim Teufel weighed in on Davis and the rest of the team's infield.
Still nothing new on Stephen Drew, according to Andy Martino. The Mets like him but don't love him and Scott Boras is looking to get more years for his client. At Rising Apple, Danny Abriano writes that Boston's GM Ben Cherington seems to be disinterested in Drew.
Great stuff from John Harper in the Daily News, who trailed Noah Syndergaard recently and compared him to Matt Harvey.
Wilmer Flores was rated the #10 second base prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline.
The Phillies added outfielder Bobby Abreu to the mix on a minor league deal but apparently, the Mets were close to landing him before he decided to head back to Philly.
Mark Simon of ESPN New York put together a nice two part presentation on Mets walk-offs.
Ex-Mets player and hitting coach Howard Johnson says he was most impressed by pitching prospect Jacob deGrom, who he saw throw in 2013 in the Pacific Coast League.
Omar Quintanilla is in his third stint with the Mets after re-signing to a minor league deal and may be forced to wear a third different uniform number after Curtis Granderson took the #3 he wore in 2013.
The Mets have three out of options to watch out for this spring in Carlos Torres, Eric Young, and Ruben Tejada.
Around the Majors
Metal detectors will be required at MLB stadiums by 2015.
The MLB players union tried to kick Alex Rodriguez out after he sued them, to no avail.
The Rays and Padres seem to be close on a multi-player deal that will send infielder Logan Forsythe to Tampa and lefty Alex Torres to San Diego.
Matt Kemp is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, as he recovers from shoulder surgery.
Grant Brisbee looked at the blown calls in baseball history that instant replay wouldn't have fixed.
Yesterday At AA
We have the details of John Lannan's minor league deal with the Mets. Jeffrey Bellone, meanwhile, took a closer look at Lannan.
Chris McShane has a Mets Mind Boggler for you: the most efficient base stealers in team history.
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