Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Taijuan Walker made his spring debut for the Mets on Tuesday, allowing two runs in two innings as the Mets defeated the Cardinals 5-3.
Walker also has a fan in Turk Wendell, as they are the two members of the no. 99 club on the Mets.
Luis Rojas is still hopeful the DH will be put in place for the NL, as he is holding off on letting his pitchers hit in spring training games.
Rojas also said the team plans to build up Carlos Carrasco in live BP, not Grapefruit League games.
The Mets made their first cuts of spring training on Tuesday, which you can view here.
James McCann is ready to prove that the Mets made the right choice in signing him over J.T. Realmuto.
Cleon Jones is spending his retirement by helping restore his neighborhood, doing tasks such as repairing roofs, painting homes, and much more.
Around the National League East
Max Fried is set to make his spring debut for the Braves today.
In his first appearance of the spring, Stephen Strasburg struck out four of the first six batters he faced.
Bryce Harper added his two cents to the analytics debate, saying he doesn’t care for it and that he is a ‘GED guy’.
For Gio Gonzalez, playing for the Marlins is something that is very important to him.
Around Major League Baseball
Come opening day, the highest capacity of fans you may see in a stadium will be at Coors Field after the team announced they received permission from the state of Colorado to increase capacity to 42.6%.
Amelia Schimmel is set to become the first ever female PA announcer for the Oakland A’s.
MLB sent a memorandum to teams on how games can be scouted during the upcoming 2021 season.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Allison McCague gave us the first update in the race for the King of spring training.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1962, the Mets made their spring training debut. And yes, they lost.