Meet the Mets
J.D. Davis and the Mets got good news when a MRI showed no new damage to his shoulder after he injured it diving for a ball. It did reveal an older injury that was not bothering the 26-year-old and he is still on track to start rehabbing immediately.
Brandon Nimmo was a late scratch from the lineup after he was sent for additional testing by the team cardiologist.
Noah Syndergaard’s spring debut was a successful one which was helped by the work he has done so far in camp. He was pleased with his slider which he felt was close to where it should be velocity-wise.
Edwin Diaz’s debut was less successful but other than some anxiousness he said afterward he felt good on the mound.
Mike Piazza visited camp and while he said he will not be buying the team, he believes that the Wilpons will find the right people to sell to.
If you are planning a trip to Cooperstown this year, they are exhibiting nine artifacts from each franchise and the Mets’ nine span their entire history.
Around the National League East
After being scratched from the lineup earlier in the week, the Braves expect Freddie Freeman to get into games soon. The Atlanta Braves tend to be frugal when it comes to spending on free agents but they have plenty of money.
Around Major League Baseball
Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton suffered a calf strain and could open the season on the injured list.
Major League Baseball will be cracking down on pitchers using banned substances on the mound this year. That edict could stem from Trevor Bauer’s accusations against Houston pitchers allegedly using foreign substances to increase spin rates.
Minor league players will be getting a small boost in pay next season, but it is still not nearly enough to be a livable wage.
A few stars struggled last season and they could be primed for bounce back seasons.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 39 of A Pod of Their Own, Kellyanne Healey joined the show to discuss the book Baseball Maverick.
John Trupin covered the J.D. Davis injury update.
This Date in Mets History
Happy birthday to the sacrifice fly which was first adopted as a rule on this date in 1908.