T’was The Night Before Spring Training

An article by posted on February 14, 2011

T’was the night before Spring Training and all through the league,

Critics were jeering at Freddy’s financial fatigue.

But the Mets plan some baseball to see,

For an interesting week in Port St. Lucie.

Jose Reyes enters his contract year,

Looking for the spark once gave pitchers fear.

7-Train can’t wait to hit the track,

As he plays for a likely 9-figure pact.

Young hotshot Ike is looking to show more,

Than his 19 Homers he hit the year before.

Second Base still remains a mystery,

Between Reuben, Emaus, and Daniel Murphy.

Fans have stayed up many a night,

Saying Beltran should move from center to right.

Jason Bay looks to re-enter the power discussion,

As he recovers from last year’s awful concussion.

The doctor has said that Johan can move,

The arm that once made him look so smooth.

The staff may struggle without their ace,

As they fight to keep runners off-base.

Takahashi and Feliciano are now in the AL,

Meaning K-Rod’s bridge is likely Parnell.

Big Pelf will spend his afternoon,

Trying to reclaim his dominance from last June.

R.A. wants to prove that his season was no trick,

And that his knuckles are still full of that magic.

And while he may not be a complete lock,

To his credit, he gives up nary a walk.

The team gathers round the Wii for another bout,

With “K-Rod’s Super Punch-Out!”

Frankie preps for 55 nights,

Of closing out games and showing his fight.

The fans will hope to see a

More consistent year from Jenrry Mejia.

Who bounced from the minors to the Mets in 2010.

While dealing with a future in the rotation or pen.

Through it all, with an offseason bizarre,

The year begins without J-Man or Omar.

Castillo and Ollie will get more dirty looks,

Until the day when they’re finally off the books.

On Sandy! On Terry! On Ricci! On DePo!

On to Tradition, and away from the snow.

Give the WIlpon and Madoff news a reprieve,

Happy Spring Training to all, and Ya Gotta Believe!

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