Meet the Mets
The Marlins beat up on the Mets 9-1 yesterday in game two of their spring training schedule. John Lannan threw two scoreless innings in his first start and Lucas Duda hit a long home run, his first of the spring. Here's our recap of the game.
Bobby Parnell passed a big test, as he threw live batting practice to hitters.
Terry Collins has been impressed by Lucas Duda so far and thinks his broken wrist suffered last offseason had more of an effect than he was letting on.
There's a fan push to name a section of Citi Field "Kiner's Korner".
Steve Serby has a Q&A with new outfielder Chris Young, while Mike Vorkunov talked to Scott Rice about his groundball rate.
Around the Majors
MLB Advanced Media announced a revolutionary new way to analyze every play on the field, which will be tracked starting this season at 3 parks: Miller Park, Target Field, and Citi Field. This is really cool. Dave Cameron wrote a little more about it at Fangraphs.
Masahiro Tanaka made his spring training debut for the Yankees and tossed two scoreless innings.
Will CC Sabathia bounce back from a lackluster 2013? Well, maybe.
Guillermo Mota has retired. Bye, good riddance!
Yesterday At AA
Chris McShane has some more excellent spring training photos from Port St. Lucie.
Jeffrey Bellone's stat of the day looks at Ike Davis' on base habits in the second half of last season.
Go check out episode 56 of the Amazin' Avenue Audio podcast.
I previewed Bobby Parnell's 2014 season.
Matt Harvey videobombed Josh Satin during yesterday's game.
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