Morning Briefing: Lugo’s Arm Fatigue, Reyes’ Whirlwind Year

 

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Good Morning Mets Fans and Happy April Fool’s Day. We are officially just two days away from opening day when Noah Syndergaard and the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves. The long wait is almost over !

LATEST METS NEWS

The New York Mets believe that Seth Lugo may be dealing with arm fatigue. This seemingly will have an impact on the team’s decision of choosing between Lugo and Rafael Montero for the final roster spot. More chatter likely will also come about on if the World Baseball Classic was to blame in hurting more than helping another player prior to the regular season. Lugo had a fine time in the tournament while pitching through some stressful innings which could be to blame for his current arm situation. Read more from Kristie Ackert in the NYDN.

Fred Kerber of the NY Post takes a look at the last year of Jose Reyes‘ life. From believing his career may be over due to his domestic violence issue, to reigniting his career in the place it all began. Reyes again will be looked at to be a catalyst atop the order in Queens. It could end up being another season where as Reyes succeeds, so does the Mets.

The Mets captain, David Wright will be a spectator come opening day and he could not be more disappointed. Wright is currently still on a strengthening program and has yet to throw a baseball since being shut down in February. It though is believed that he may begin throwing again sometime within the next two weeks. Read more from Anthony DiComo on Mets.com.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post describes how the Nationals leave politics aside despite their proximity to the White House.

Steve Hummer of theAJC.com writes on how Ender Inciarte has found himself in the middle of the Atlanta Braves rebuild.

Former Philadelphia Phillies shortstop and scout, Ruben Amaro Sr. has passed away at the age of 81. Read more on CSNPhilly.com.

The Miami Marlins have named Adam Conley their fifth starter. Read more from Joe Frisaro on MLB.com.

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THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1982, the Mets traded Lee Mazzilli to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Ron Darling and Walt Terrell.

New York Mets players born on this day include, Daniel Murphy (32), Willie Montanez (69), Rusty Staub (73) and Rod Kanehl.

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