I’m not going to lie. Since Thursday I have not watched a second of the Mets, and I’m not going to do so today either. I’m watching basketball. But other hardy souls are following the team this week. So, here is some of what people like me are missing right now, via my twitter timeline. The first one is simple enough, Daniel Murphy has caught the calf bug going around the team.
— MLB Injury News (@MLBInjuryNews) March 22, 2014
In general, this is one more reminder to me of why Wilmer Flores must make this team. Play him some at second, at short, at third, and yes, at first. It would be easy to get him plenty of at bats. This is exactly how Murphy started out (not including short) and he has become a fine player. You can promote players to the major leagues without clearing a crystal clear path to daily playing time. And Wilmer has been in the minors since the Eisenhower administration. If he isn’t ready for major league pitching he never will be.
The folks at Metsmerized did a thoughtful analysis on the merits of batting the pitcher eighth.
— Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) March 22, 2014
The explanation I have seen on this is that it would allow Juan Lagares to act as a “second” leadoff hitter. Second? I can’t find the first one. If Lagares can bat leadoff why not bat him leadoff?
The Detroit Free Press tweeted that Stephen Drew would accept a $14 million one-year contract from the Tigers.
— Freep Sports (@freepsports) March 21, 2014
Please, please, please let this happen. I am so sick of the fantasy that the Mets would expand payroll to add Drew.
One more item today, and this was the biggest one on my timeline, constant retweets and congratulations for Darren Meenan, who announced that the 7Line is entering a partnership with the Mets and MLB.
— The 7 Line (@The7Line) March 21, 2014
I guess I will now have to look elsewhere for my Sell the Team shirts?
Anyway, I will add my congratulations, I’m a capitalist and hopefully this deal works out for Darren. I do suggest he watch his back, I still remember some of Fred, Jeff and Saul’s other business partners.