Meet the Mets
Mike Piazza has made his annual appearance at Mets camp as a guest instructor. He chatted about the prospect of owning a baseball team someday, his impression of Mickey Callaway and clubhouse culture, and pushing Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki to be better this season.
John Harper discusses why Zack Wheeler could thrive as a relief pitcher, comparing him to Chad Green.
New Mets’ director of performance and sports science, Jim Cavallini has a very daunting task ahead of him: keep the Mets healthy.
Mickey Callaway’s response to Dominic Smith’s lateness demonstrates that he is not messing around when it comes to accountability, a word he has already used often in the early days of spring training.
Around the National League East
It appears as if Phillies rookie Jorge Alfaro is well on his way to establishing himself as the primary catcher for the team to start the season.
It was a rough day in Phillies camp, however, as infielder Will Middlebrooks collided with his left fielder in their spring training game against the Orioles, resulting in an apparent ankle injury that necessitated his being carted off the field.
Another top NL East prospect, Ronald Acuna, is undeterred by the fact that he is hitless so far in spring training and so are his teammates and his coaches.
Around Major League Baseball
Joel Sherman has some rather interesting and whacky ideas on how to keep fans engaged in baseball.
Shohei Ohtani wasn’t exactly perfect in his spring training debut, but Major League Baseball got its first taste of the Japanese phenom’s electric stuff.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
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Happy birthday to ‘86 Met Ed Lynch!