Good morning Mets fans! Today is the first open workout for Mets fans in Port St. Lucie. Gates at First Data Field open at 9:30 a.m.
Latest Mets News
Yesterday on Barstool Radio Mickey Callaway commented on the talent of his pitching staff. “We’re going to have one of the best starting staffs in all of baseball and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve never seen talent like this in one spot.”
Callaway also met with the media for the first time since reporting to Spring Training. Callaway was very insightful, very thoughtful, and is making it very easy to fall in love with him! Check out the full conference here, and check out MMO’s Rob Piersall’s takeaways here.
One of my biggest takeaways came when Mickey said if the team does not succeed it is on him, “The front office has given us the players. The coaching staff is the best in the big leagues.”
One point Callaway has stressed a whole lot is being prepared. He will be holding a team meeting this morning in the weight room to impress on his players the importance of being prepared and having routines that allow for success.
According to Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com, the Mets are keeping tabs on the free agent starters, but they aren’t likely to land a deal anytime soon. Mid-market types such as Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb aren’t currently on their radar at their current price.
Dicomo has said that the Mets are taking a look at Todd Frazier, Brandon Nimmo, and Juan Lagares as leadoff options. Lagares is expected to receive most of the playing time with Michael Conforto sidelined, and the Mets like what Nimmo offers off the bench.
Phillip Evans will also be trying out a new position this spring, as the Mets have asked him if he’d be willing to take reps behind the plate. Evans recently caught a bullpen session thrown by Chris Flexen and will continue to work with Glenn Sherlock.
Latest MLB News
Craig Mish of SiriusXM has confirmed that JD Martinez is not at the free agent camp in Bradenton.
Also on Martinez, Heyman has said the Diamondbacks are exploring creative ways to keep the slugging outfielder in Arizona.
Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal has said that there have been changes made at the MLBPA as Greg Bouris, the union’s director of communications and chief spokesman, leaves after 19 years.
Latest NL East News
According to Talking Chop, Mike Moustakas is an unlikely option for the Braves.
According to the Good Phight, the Phillies will be bringing back their 1973-1988 road powder blue jerseys as an alternate jersey on select Thursday home games in 2018.
Latest on MMO
Joe D writes about how the Mets Could Potentially Have Four 30-Homer Hitters In 2018.
This Day in Mets History
2006: Mets sign the free-spirited and always entertaining Jose Lima.
2009: Mets sign veteran starter Livan Hernandez.