Meet the Mets
The Mets officially concluded their spring training schedule yesterday, as they defeated the Mets in an intrasquad game. Kodai Senga tossed five scoreless innings.
Billy Eppler called it, “A trade that didn’t work out. Plain and simple.”
Will Sammon wrote about the conclusion to the failed Ruf experiment.
In the end, Tim Locastro’s speed gave him the edge over Ruf.
The team’s Opening Day roster is all but set.
Justin Verlander vowed to figure out his control issues.
It appears Verlander did receive some hedge fund advice from Steve Cohen three years before signing with the Mets.
Tommy Hunter officially made the team.
Edwin Díaz has begun his rehab assignment.
In Tyler Kepner’s season preview, he discussed the club’s versatility, which gives them confidence.
Andrew Tredinnick examined what must go right for New York in order for them to win the World Series.
Anthony DiComo previewed the team’s 2023 season and made a bold prediction that is sure to make Mets fans very happy.
The team’s lineup after spring training does look like it’s in need of one more piece, writes Jon Heyman.
Tim Healey shared the final Mets Notebook of spring training.
The Mets came in at number five in MLB’s power rankings.
City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams wants to see the Mets rename Citi Field because Citi Bank is the second-largest fossil-fuel financier in the United States.
Around the National League East
Mark Bradley wondered if it’s time to worry about Atlanta’s pitching.
Jessica Camerato previewed Washington’s season.
Around Major League Baseball
Buster Olney previewed the 2023 MLB season.
The Athletic’s Staff picked one player from each team that impressed in spring training.
MLB.com’s staff made some predictions on this season’s stats leaders.
Here’s where the Top 100 prospects will begin the upcoming season.
Six teams are set to have City Connect jerseys in 2023.
There’s another new MLB rule that involves replay, and managers are wary.
The Cubs weren’t done, as they agreed on a three-year, $35 million extension with second baseman Nico Hoerner.
James McCann felt “good, not great” when taking swings. Baltimore will wait to see if they need to put him on the IL with oblique soreness.
Jared Walsh, who is suffering from headaches and insomnia, will start the season on the IL.
Volpe’s energy and enthusiasm are just what these same old Yankees, need, writes David Lennon.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Go vote for the 2023 Mets King of Spring Training!
Linda Surovich previewed Mark Vientos’ 2023 season, which will begin in Triple-A.
Episode 215 of From Complex to Queens focuses on Opening Day 2023!
This Date in Mets History
The Midnight Massacre officially happened on June 15, 1976, but the first true rumblings of a potential trade began in earnest on this date in 1976. The rumor in question: Seaver to the Dodgers for Don Sutton.