Posts Tagged ‘Grapefruit League’

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The Mets Spring Training Report: Volume 4

March 23, 2010

Pelfrey gave up 4 homers to the Nationals on Monday

All the discussions this spring about the young minor-leaguers, Reyes’ overactive thyroid, K-Rod’s pink eye, and Jason Bay’s arrival have overshadowed the fact that the 2010 Mets will live and die by the depth of their starting rotation.  Despite a glaring need for a number 2 starter behind Santana, Omar Minaya and the Coupons passed on Lackey, Pineiro, and Marquis and failed to make a trade for a Bronson Arroyo esq starter.  They believe that Big Pelf, Ollie, and Maine will all have bounce-back years and surprise the baseball world.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Mets Spring Training Report: Volume 2

March 10, 2010

Jenrry Mejia has impressed so far this Spring

The Mets farm system has been criticized the past few years for not having enough “major-league ready” talent. Ike Davis and Jenrry Mejia are certainly doing their part to change that. 

While there has been chatter about Reyes and his thyroid, Johan Santana and his rough first outing, and David Wright’s re-charged bat, the story of camp so far has been the minor-leaguers.  I mentioned last week how the 20-year old Mejia already had Jerry Manuel and Omar gushing, and now he has drawn the attention and praise of scouts and analysts across baseball.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Mets Spring Training Report: Volume 1

March 3, 2010

The Metropolitans opened spring training this week, engulfed in cloud of pessimism created by their bruised and battered fan base.  Despite a riveting 4-2 victory over the Braves  in the Grapefruit League opener yesterday, “The Amazings” enter 2010 with their lowest public expectations since the 2004 season.  Read the rest of this entry ?