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The competition for the fifth starter slot is heating up. Steven Matz pitched three perfect innings in his outing yesterday, as both he and Michael Wacha continue be lights out this spring.
Dellin Betances, however, did not have a great outing yesterday. But Luis Rojas is not concerned and says that the plan is still for Betances to be ready on Opening Day.
The Mets were utilizing technology yesterday to assess their pitchers’ motions and Noah Syndergaard decided that pants were optional for this activity.
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Despite their rocky relationship of late, MLB and the MLBPA both agree that the sign stealing scandal is a black mark on the game and are coming together to figure out how to regulate in-game use of technology.
One day, Mike Trout will inevitably decline. Dan Szymborski of Fangraphs takes a look at what that might look like.
Rob Arthur of Baseball Prospectus delved into what future cheating schemes might look like if the use of video technology is involved. And it is far worse than anything we’ve seen already from the Astros or Red Sox.
Managers are already struggling to adjust to the three-batter minimum, which will take effect this season.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
John Trupin covered some of the Mets’ early spring training cuts.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1966, Casey Stengel was elected into the Hall of Fame.