Meet the Mets
In a game that made many of us grateful for the end of spring training, the Mets and Cardinals played to a scoreless draw on Thursday in Jupiter. Matt Harvey struck out four batters in four innings to wrap up his Grapefruit League slate with a 1.19 ERA.
Curtis Granderson left the game early after taking a pitch off his knee, but the right fielder seems to be okay.
Although Daniel Murphy won't join the Mets on their exhibition road trip to Texas, the club is optimistic that their second baseman will be ready for Opening Day in Washington. Murphy has been recovering from a hamstring injury.
Speaking of extensions, it now appears unlikely that one between the Mets and Lucas Duda will be reached before Opening Day.
Zack Wheeler could be in for a longer rehab period than what was initially estimated.
In the upcoming ESPN documentary based on his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Harvey complains about how he is portrayed by the media. As someone who is portrayed by the media as an unemployed basement-dweller, I can relate.
Terry Collins told reporters that Harvey will throw around 90 pitches in his regular season debut next week.
Ted Berg mourned the loss of Jenrry Mejia's hair.
The Daily News has the story of what happens when Gary, Keith, and Ron get bored in the broadcast booth.
Around the National League East
The Braves have traded minor league outfielder Josh Elander for Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill. Perhaps the most interesting part of this deal is that it opens up a spot for hot prospect Archie Bradley in the Arizona rotation.
Around Major League Baseball
Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander will go on the disabled list for the first time in his career due to a triceps strain.
After being selected in the Rule 5 draft by Baltimore, former Mets farmhand Logan Verrett has been claimed off waivers by Texas. Perhaps we'll see him tonight when the Mets play the Rangers in Arlington.
Here's a video of Bo Jackson casually explaining how amazing he is to Adam LaRoche's son.
Grant Brisbee gives a very biased review of Barry Bonds.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Ben Margolin wondered if Jack Leathersich could reach the majors this year.
Chris McShane says you better not bet against David Wright in 2015.