Meet the Mets
Yes, the Mets’ first game is still a day away, but they’re certainly ready for it. The Opening Day lineup has already been announced.
As of now, this is Terry Collins’s last season under contract with the Mets, but you can bet your butt he’s ready for it (he didn’t use the word butt).
Rafael Montero got a spot on the Opening Day roster, as Seth Lugo gets ready for an MRI.
David Wright does not have a spot on the team due to his health, and he says that’s really bothering him.
Some of the Mets’ young starters discussed the tantalizing possibility of a “five aces” rotation.
Around the NL East
The Phillies start their season in Cincinnati, but the days leading up the season have had a somber tone. The man who led the team to its first World Series title, Dallas Green, was honored at a memorial service Saturday.
Around the Majors
The Mets may not be part of the Sunday slate, but there’s a nice triple header to whet your baseball appetite. The Yankees take on the Rays in Tampa, the Giants are in the desert to face the Diamondbacks, and the defending champion Cubs will go up against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
We assume you’re probably giddy for baseball as is, but here are 162 more reasons to be excited.
You should also keep your eyes on the interesting experiment going on in San Diego with Christian Bethancourt.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
We brought you a big batch of Mets previews ahead of Opening Day.
David Capobianco says health is the only thing standing in the way of Steven Matz.
And finally, Michael Martone says Jeurys Familia will look to return to his dominant form once he’s back from his suspension.
Meanwhile, Eater New York filled us in on the best places to grab a bite when you make a trip to Citi Field this season.
This Date in Mets History
37 years ago today, Davey Johnson managed his first game for the Mets. It didn’t go well, but he sparked a quick turnaround that set the team up for their successful run in the mid 80s.