Meet the Mets
Max Scherzer took the mound for the first time in game action in a Mets uniform. After allowing a run in the first, he cruised from there and ended up allowing just the one run over five innings while striking out five.
Andy Martino provided his thoughts on Scherzer’s first outing as a Met.
Scherzer will “absolutely not” be involved in the next round of CBA talks, whether he’s playing or not. That means no more photos of Scherzer in a polo getting into and out of his car.
Following the game, the team announced more roster cuts: Travis Blankenhorn, Ronny Mauricio, Mark Vientos, Khalil Lee, Nick Plummer, Patrick Mazeika, and José Butto. That leaves 51 players at big league camp.
Jacob deGrom was named the best starting pitcher by MLB Network for the third year in a row.
Carlos Carrasco has noticed a big difference in how he feels post-surgery. The right-hander, who just turned 35, says it feels ‘like a new elbow’ and expects to be ready for the start of the season.
Tim Britton investigated whether the Mets will be well-equipped to get tough left-handed batters out in big spots this season.
Buck Showalter is hoping for some additional roster support in the early stages of the season. All that is to say the team’s rosters come with a variable.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Parcells visited Port St. Lucie before yesterday’s game.
Buck Showalter gave Seinfeld fans a big update on cotton uniforms.
Mike Piazza and Mookie Wilson were on site and be back back today to serve as guest instructors. You can expect to hear about David Wright’s arrival in the coming days as well.
Jack-of-all-trades Luis Guillorme has enjoyed a hot start to spring training this year.
Mauricio has a bright future in the league, even if his position right now is unclear.
Vientos has set a major league goal for the 2022 season.
Bretty Baty spoke about New York and expectations in 2022.
Sam Dykstra broke down the team’s current Top 30 Prospects list.
SNY’s new app will allow fans to stream Mets games right from their phone.
The Mets have an adorable new service dog, and you can vote for the pupper’s name.
Citi Field will have some new concession stands for fans to enjoy, including Jacob’s Pickles, Pig Beach BBQ, and Murray’s Mac & Cheese.
Around the National League East
Washington added Hunter Harvey off waivers while losing Jhon Romero.
The Nationals announced that they will retire Ryan Zimmerman’s Number 11 on June 18.
Around Major League Baseball
R.J. Anderson rated every MLB team’s offseason.
Will Leitch outlined one reasonable goal for all 30 squads.
The Yankees refused to spend on shortstops this offseason, meaning they trusted their plan of waiting for Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe to reach the majors. Now, those two youngsters are on the clock.
The Bronx Bombers are expected to make Aaron Judge an extension offer soon. Joel Sherman looked at how an underwhelming offseason could influence their extension. Ex-Met skipper Willie Randolph sees leadership and Yankees pride in the slugging outfielder.
Ex-Met Billy McKinney is looking for a fresh start with the A’s.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Thomas Henderson examined the team’s roster construction, which forces Robinson Canó to have a big role on this team.
Lukas Vlahos previewed Jeff McNeil’s 2022 campaign.
Meanwhile, I provided a preview for Eduardo Escobar’s first year in Flushing.
In Episode 160 of From Complex to Queens, the crew previewed the 2022 season.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets defeated the Yankees in the first ever spring training match-up between the two clubs on this date in 1962.