Meet the Mets
Bobby Parnell continued working back from Tommy John Surgery. He threw 16 pitches in a scoreless inning against Cardinals' Class A players.
Rising Apple makes a case for Matt Reynolds to be the Opening Day backup infielder, rather than Ruben Tejada. While acknowledging the unlikelihood of this, Rich Sparago would prefer the Mets choose Reynolds, the player with the higher offensive upside.
Around the NL East
Jarred Cosart is not expected to miss any regular season games due to a blister that caused him to miss his previous spring start.
Alex Rodriguez played his first game at first base yesterday. He handled three grounders during his time at the new position.
Ichiro likened free agency to being a puppy in a pet shop. Specifically, he compared himself to the older puppy that repeatedly gets passed over for the younger, cuter ones.
The Hardball Times is kicking off its season preview series. They begin with a cool set of visual aids spanning a variety of data sets.
This Day in Mets History
On this day 15 years ago, the Mets played the second of a two-game series in Japan against the Cubs. Rick Reed pitched eight innings while only allowing one run. However, the game would require 11 innings, with it finally ending on a walk-off grand slam by Benny Agbayani.