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Your post-corned beef and cabbage dose of Tuesday morning news, notes, and links.
Marlins defeated the Mets by a score of 10-7. John Lannan failed to impress, allowing 12 baserunners on the day. The box score can be found here.
The Jon Niese saga added another chapter yesterday, as Jon was
cleared to throw in New York after seeing doctors and having an MRI. Niese will likely miss opening day, and Terry Collins will now have a decision to make. Niese also received a cortisone shot in his pitching arm.
announced more cuts this morning, and in a less-than-surprising move, Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero will not be with the Mets to start the season.
Jenrry Mejia will still have a chance to start the season in the rotation, but as Marc Carig writes, it may be contingent on Jon Niese's health.
Mike Vorkunov suggests the Jose Valverde may still have a place with the Mets.
Terry Collins suggests that he must finally
make a choice in the Ike Davis vs. Lucas Duda battle.
The Mets wore these
phenomenal spring training caps, yesterday.
writes a fantastic piece on how the Mets are struggling to evaluate talent in Las Vegas. Could that be changing soon, however? The Mets future in Las Vegas seems shaky, at best.
Justin Turner spoke out against the Mets being loose-lipped in their clubhouse, and the media members who support that mentality. Around the Majors
Neil Paine writes about the most surprising baseball performances over the last decade.
Dave Cameron at Fangraphs writes about how the Tigers don't need Stephen Drew. I think most Mets fans would be inclined to agreed.
Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies are not pleased with each other, after Rollins was benched and now the Phillies are demanding he lead off.
Kris Medlen will need Tommy John surgery for the second time.
Mike Petriello says that
pitching through pain is, generally speaking, a bad idea.
Tim Lincecum is having to learn to adjust to life without strikeouts.
Sydney Cricket Ground is
beginning to look like an excellent venue for baseball, as Opening Day draws closer. Yesterday at AA
Pack Bringley reminded us that "
ya gotta believe," with his look-back at Tug McGraw.
continues to grade the Mets' individual spring trainings.
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