Meet the Mets
Mickey Callaway discussed his plan to keep the Mets’ rotation healthy with Kevin Kernan. It doesn’t include any more Bowls of Doom, but it does involve a more extensive pregame routine, an open line of communication, and potentially a six-man rotation.
In an article I struggled to read through my tears, Ken Davidoff outlines the implications for the Mets’ roster and the insurance policy situation, should David Wright not play for the Mets this season.
Matt Ehalt continued his series on Mets storylines to watch this spring training with the spotlight on the importance of a bounce-back season from the starting rotation.
Andrew Simon puts the Mets among teams that were sub-.500 in 2017 that could make the playoffs this season.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
An underrepresented story in all of the talk of tensions between the MLB Players’ Association and the league and its owners under the new collective bargaining agreement is the change in how international amateurs are handled. Henry Druschel argues that by letting that change slide, the union vastly misjudged the impact of selling out these players and is now suffering the consequences.
The Hardball Times aren’t the only ones handing out criticism to the MLBPA. Brandon Moss admitted that the MLBPA ceded too much in negotiations of the new collective bargaining agreement, simply stating, “We screwed up.”
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Robert Wolff gave us an update on the Mets’ infield situation; it seems that Todd Frazier and Eduardo Nunez are the Mets’ top picks at present.
This Date in Mets History
On February 4, 1963, Shea Stadium officially got its name.