Monday, February 29, 2016

New York Mets Training Camp News and Notes

It has been pretty uneventful overall as Yoenis Cespedes daily car choice is the big story around the Mets.  The Mets will begin their grapefruit league schedule on Thursday.  Hall Of Famer Mike Piazza arrived in Mets camp on Sunday and will stick around a few days.  Zach Wheeler threw off a mound for the first time since his Tommy John surgery over the weekend. 

The Mets have announced their pitchers for the first couple of spring training games.  They will be Rafael Montero on Thursday and Logan Verrett on Friday.  The Mets will also play an intrasquad game tomorrow and Sean Gilmartin and Robert Gsellman will start in that game. 

Terry Collins said Eric Campbell has a legit change to make the club because of his versatility and Wilmer Flores will be getting exposure at both first and third base as it looks like he can be a super utility player for the Mets.  To go along with that, there is a chance that Ruben Tejada may not make the 25 man roster coming out of spring. 

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said that pitcher Matt Harvey has the potential to be the best pitcher in baseball.  I am not sure if that is exactly breaking news as I think most feel very highly about him as long as he is healthy. 

Curtis Granderson left the ballpark on Monday due to an eye issue the Daily News was reporting.  He was wearing glasses in the morning and went to the doctors for a diagnosis.  The Mets manager said he could be dealing with pinkeye but the team isn't sure yet.  Stay tuned for more news on this on Tuesday. 

Matt Harvey is looking good early in camp and poised for a big season it appears. 

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