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Mets Spring Training Batter WAR

Yes, it has come to this: Calculating WAR based on a negligible number of spring training at-bats.

Mets Likely Starting Lineup

The Mets starting lineup is pretty clear at this point. Or not.

Developing The Mets' Bullpen Picture

The Mets' bullpen was a big problem in 2008, but the 2009 version is starting to come together nicely.

Live From Spring Training: Day 1

On the ground at Port Saint Lucie

Johan Pitches, And It Was Good

Johan pitched, and it was good.

Santana: Opening day start could be in jeopardy

Now I'm starting to worry. These injuries can turn into something more serious very quickly because pitchers try to change their mechanics to compensate for the discomfort. If Johan has to miss significant time to rest, or rushes and does further damage, this could have implications well beyond this season. Quick...start talking me off the ledge.

2009 Player Preview: Mike Pelfrey

There's plenty of reasons to optimistic and cautious toward Mike Pelfrey's 2009.

Fun with slaughtered animals

The headline in the print version reads "Life's a boar in the Mets tranquil camp". I was horrified by the misuse of the word until I read the following: PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – It is 9 a.m. at Tradition Field, the start of another ripple-free day in Mets camp. GM Omar Minaya strolls through the clubhouse without his cellphone after finishing a cardio workout. The players, with a half-hour to kill before the beginning of the workout, use a severed boar’s head – a real one, slaughtered by reliever Tom Martin last year – to terrify Jose Reyes (with success) and David Wright (without). Countdown to the PETA protest in 5,4,3,....

Putz Puts on a Show - NYTimes.com

The most intriguing live batting practice session is being held on Field 5, where J. J. Putz just finished mowing down Rob Mackowiak, Bobby Kielty, Cory Sullivan and his former Mariners teammate Jeremy Reed. Are we supposed to be impressed by this?

Jerry Manuel's Wacky Bat Control Drill

Pretty good run-down by Marty Noble on this apparently unusual hitting drill that Jerry has introduced in PSL. Also, for Eric, a Josh Thole sighting!

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