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With his delayed start in spring training games, David Wright changed up his routine this winter for the first time in a long time. Jared Diamond has more on the Mets' strategy of holding Wright and Daniel Murphy back in the early going.
Frank Viola, who's slated to be the 51s' pitching coach this season after a couple of years coaching in Savannah, is a big fan of the changeup.
When it comes to the Mets' win total this year, Jonah Keri will take the over.
Early this morning, Matt Harvey tweeted that we'll see a Harvey Day in 2014.
2014 Harvey day will happen— Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) March 8, 2014
With instant replay now a part of baseball, Mike Vorkunov says Terry Collins could learn a thing or two from NFL coaches who made the adjustment when football's system was implemented. Andy Martino has more with Terry Collins on the subject of challenging calls.
Around Major League Baseball
Crawfish Boxes has a really great piece on the the efficiency of scout deployments by major league organizations.
Ervin Santana is set to sign with, well, someone today. His deal will reportedly be for one year, $14 million.
The Diamondbacks' signing of Oliver Perez took AZ Snake Pit by surprise.
Beyond the Box Score considers rating the difficulty of defensive plays.
Jeff Sullivan looks at the strongest and weakest divisions in baseball heading into 2014. The good news is that the National League East came in dead last.
Yesterday at AA
Our stat of the day looks at defensive difficulty, too.
The Mets avoided a reunion with Oliver Perez. Hooray!
And last but not least, the Mets announced that Seth Everett will handle the pre- and post-game duties on WOR this season.