Good morning Mets fans!
After a long offseason, baseball is finally back! While wins and losses may be meaningless for the time being, you can finally watch your favorite team play games once again.
The Mets will kick off spring training today by taking on the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 p.m. You can watch the game on SNY.
Latest Mets News
Yoenis Cespedes has not played golf since July according to Mike Puma of The New York Post. He does miss it, but doesn’t plan on playing it again anytime soon. Critics connected his injuries in the past to his time spent playing golf.
The Mets have set their pitching schedules for the first three spring training games according to Tim Britton of The Athletic.
Hansel Robles, Chris Flexen, Paul Sewald, Tyler Bashlor, Jamie Callahan, Corey Oswalt, Drew Smith, and Jacob Rhame will all be available for today’s game against the Braves, with Zack Wheeler getting the start.
Seth Lugo will get the nod for Saturday’s contest against the St. Louis Cardinals. Kevin McGowan, Gerson Bautista, P.J. Conlon, Marcos Molina, and Corey Taylor will make their spring training debuts on Saturday as well.
Latest MLB News
Jen Pawol was the home-plate umpire for the Detroit Tigers’ game against Florida Southern on Thursday. The 41-year-old is one of two female umpires in professional baseball; the other being Emma Charlesworth-Seiler.
Pawol will continuing umpiring games throughout spring training before returning to the minor leagues during the regular season.
Latest NL East News
The Marlins will be honoring those lost in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting with special caps, t-shirts and jersey patches according to Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel.
Ethan Witte of The Good Phight wrote a season preview for the Philadelphia Phillies which focused on their infield.
David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote about Braves’ prospects Ronald Acuna, Austin Riley and Alex Jackson and how the trio could provide the team with a lot of power in the years to come.
Latest on MMO
Michael Mayer writes about the Mets’ first base competition and how the team’s actions are proving it not be a competition at all.
Joe D. ponders about how many wins the Mets will have in 2018.
Tim Donner shared his experiences and thoughts from Port St. Lucie.
Jacob Resnick gives us spring notes on the minor league side.
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