This might have been the longest offseason I can remember. Yes, all offseasons are basically the same in length, but this one just seems to go on and on. Maybe it was the daily Ike Davis trade rumors that never amounted to anything, only to be replaced by the Stephen Drew rumors that still wage on. Or maybe it’s this damn weather that doesn’t want us to forget it’s still Winter. Whatever the case may be, we are now into single digits. No, not the temperatures outside, I’m talking about the countdown to pitchers and catchers reporting.
Here are the official dates you need to know:
Pitchers and Catchers Report – Feb. 15
First Workout – Feb. 16
Position Players Report – Feb. 20
First Full Workout – Feb. 21
The Mets have been busy on Twitter and have posted the following picture to warm you up:
We’re packed & headed to Florida.
Citi Field vs. Tradition Field
Among a hoard of other things, he’ll be packing and unloading 800 towels, 600 baseball caps, 500 T-shirts, 400 sweatshirts, 300 pairs of shorts and pants, and 200 jackets. Have fun with that.
The Mets will play two spring training games in Las Vegas against the Cubs March 15 and 16, and Adam Rubin says that the team will have both David Wright and Terry Collins on hand, but most of the expected regulars will not make the trip.
It’s a slow news day, or should I say days? But you’ve come to the right place as we have several new features and original articles scheduled for this morning and afternoon and I hope you enjoy them.