Much of the current Mets roster, including pretty much the entire outfield and bullpen, is made up of reclamation projects and Triple-A players from last season.
Look, there's no question that intellectually, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson knows he can't overtax his players.
The New York Mets are busily preparing for the season, and they'd like you to know a couple of things.
Johan Santana is going to pitch on Opening Day, and be a vital part of this Mets team.
And Zack Wheeler won't be on the opening day roster, and will by plying his trade in Las Vegas.
Disclaimer: I am a Mets fan, which means that during the spring and summer, I probably listen to the voice of Gary Cohen, the Mets play-by-play announcer, more than that of any other person.(2)
It would have been funny, if a man's health and one-third of the Mets' 2013 payroll hadn't been at stake.
Right now, top Mets decision-makers are gathering to decide the 2012 fate of Johan Santana.
It wasn't all that surprising when the New York Mets fell out of contention in July. The surprising thing was their seeming refusal to acknowledge it by planning for the future.
Johan Santana's 2012 season, on balance, is about what the New York Mets should have expected.(1)
Last month, the New York Mets, locked in the National League's wild card race but short on pitching, considered pitching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey every fourth day.
The argument as to whether the Mets should be "buyers" or "sellers" has largely been answered by the team's on-field play.(1)
After Saturday afternoon's loss to the Dodgers, an 8-5 defeat in the middle of a three-game sweep at home this weekend, Terry Collins walked crisply into the press conference room at Citi Field, in uniform, and sat down at the podium.