Meet the Mets
Josh Lewin has been recently re-hired as Mets radio announcer, and he gave a lot of credit to the fans in a note on his website. He also suggests an Opening Day meetup at McFadden's!
In light of Derek Jeter announcing his impending retirement, David Wright was quoted by the Post as saying he is jealous of the Yankee captain's championship success. This would be bigger news if Wright hadn't just signed a huge contract to stay in Queens.
Sandy Alderson told reporters that no, the Mets were not likely players for Stephen Drew, and that no, it wasn't because of payroll constraints. The GM could be fibbing about the payroll, but it's becoming increasingly clear that the front office doesn't see Drew as a huge upgrade over the current shortstop situation.
Whether or not Drew is eventually added, the Mets have spend a lot of money to improve the club this winter. "I think we've made a lot of progress," says Alderson.
The fantasy division of FanGraphs broke down the Mets' infield situation. Wilmer Flores is mentioned in the shortstop part of the discussion, which is kind of amusing to think about.
The 2013 Boston Red Sox were effective on offense thanks to their ability to take an insane amount of pitches. While this was often effective in wearing down Boston's opponents, it seems the greatest beneficiary was actually the team that those opponents played next.
Ted Berg says that Derek Jeter is overrated. Hard to argue with that.
Sad news: Former Met Jim Fregosi has been taken off of life support after suffering a stroke last weekend.
Yesterday at AA
Rob Castellano began his coutndown of the top 10 Mets prospects with a profile of left-handed pitcher Steven Matz.
The Mets Stat of the Day showed that Bobby Parnell knows how to get tough outs.
In addition to being Valentine's Day, February 14 is the anniversary of Omar Minaya signing Livan Hernandez and Jose Lima.