Meet the Mets
Jordany Valdespin reported to Mets' camp today and immediately shifted blame for the infamous Marlins' hat picture to his cousin. Okay, Jordany. Whatever you say.
Dillon Gee is out to prove his value after his 2012 season was halted by a blood clot. With the way he was pitching last season, I think Gee is really going to surprise a lot of people in 2013 (and he would've last year if not for the clot).
Today is a sad anniversary, as it's a year since Gary Carter passed away. RIP Kid.
Around the Majors
Ryan Braun's name was listed in another Biogenesis document. Uh oh.
From the "Jeffrey Loria is the worst" files: Loria told Jose Reyes to buy a house in Miami a mere 2 days before he traded him away.
The plot for Moneyball 2: Electric Boogaloo seems to be coming along nicely: Scott Hatteberg is in A's camp teaching prospect Michael Taylor how to play first base.
Yesterday At AA
Over at Minor League Ball, John has an excellent prospect retrospective on Mike Piazza. I still find it fascinating how Piazza was just a 62nd round pick.
Brock Mahan looks at February 15th in Mets' history.