Meet the Mets
The Mets dropped a 2-1 game to the Marlins yesterday, but the story of the day focused around Jacob deGrom. deGrom's stuff looked good, and he had a good day, but his velocity was down. deGrom downplayed the issue, saying that he was on a short rest, and needed to stay consistent with his mechanics. Mike Vaccaro said he can't be happy with deGrom's outing with velocity concerns in the air.
David Wright said that he was feeling fine, after awkwardly sliding after a foul ball in Monday's game. Maybe it was Wright's grueling new rehab routine that helped him not to hurt anything. Wright didn't have much to say about his slide, instead he mentioned that he doesn't really care about the Yankees since the Mets aren't competing against them on the field.
Asdrubal Cabrera still isn't running, following his patellar tendon strain. Terry Collins said that he hopes to DH, but not run, in some minor league games next week.
Johnny Monell said he's comfortable helping out wherever the Mets need him. Monell said he doesn't mind having a busy schedule.
Around the NL East
Maikel Franco doesn't have a contract extension offer on the table. That contradicts a story out of the Dominican Republic that he did.
Around the Majors
Nathaniel Grow took a look at the Adam LaRoche situation, and whether he has grounds for a grievance.
Yesterday at AA
Matt Varvaro's Mind Boggler for the week is on the Mets' most versatile players.
Chris McShane recapped Monday's spring training action.
This Date in Mets History
On March 22, 1962 the Mets played the Yankees for the first time, in a spring training game in Tampa.
If you see a great addition to Mets Morning News, send an email to our tips address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll try to add it in!