Meet the Mets
With spring training halfway over, five storylines have developed around the Mets’ camp.
If the season started today, what would the roster potentially look like?
Injuries in camp could open a door for Jeff McNeil to return to the infield for the start of the season.
Brodie Van Wagenen’s background and competitiveness has helped him get to the position he has with the Mets and will guide the decisions he makes as the new GM.
Van Wagenen is leaning on Omar Minaya to help improve the team’s international scouting.
Wilson Ramos joined the Mets this offseason, and he is arguably one of the best catchers from the last decade.
Around the National League East
Despite losing Harper, the Nationals still feel they are the best team in the NL East especially with the offseason moves they made. After banning backpacks from the ballpark, Washington fans can instead rent a locker to keep their belongings at the game.
Around Major League Baseball
Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright received an 80-game suspension after testing positive for PEDs (paywall alert). This punishment is a lot harsher than the suspension he received for domestic violence last season.
Matt Harvey made a successful spring debut for the Angels.
The All-Star Game voting process could be overhauled where there would be a single Election Day to choose the All Stars.
Catchers are an integral part of spring training but the pay does not always match the amount of work they put in.
A new exhibit at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum highlights the women who played the game against men (paywall alert).
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Pete Alonso could make an impact with the big league club this season.
Maggie Wiggin thinks the Mets have a chance at the playoffs if a few things go their way this season.
This Date in Mets History
Happy Birthday Jeff Kent!