Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler are sure things. As for the fifth and final spot? That is coming down to a competition in camp.
Reed Johnson hit a two-run single to highlight a five-run sixth inning as the Miami Marlins’ split-squad team beat the New York Mets 9-1 Saturday.
An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.
Wheeler showed signs last season of becoming a co-ace with Harvey, which is exactly what the Mets envisioned when they acquired the hard-throwing right-hander from the San Francisco Giants for Carlos Beltran back in July 2011.
John Lannan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The Amazin’s also settled its arbitration case with right-hander Dillon Gee, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,625,000.
Nothing is a given with these Mets, aside from the almost-sure thing in the 24-year-old flamethrower. He’s worth the lofty price of admission all by himself.
Ryan Zimmerman homered in the fourth off Mets rookie Matt Harvey and Ian Desmond connected off Jon Rauch in the eighth, helping the Nationals complete a three-game sweep.
Michael Pineda moved a step closer to securing a spot in the Yankees’ rotation with 3 2-3 solid innings in New York’s 8-5 win over Washington on Thursday.
As the Mets get set to play each other this weekend, manager Terry Collins is hoping that the inherent faith he has in his offense to produce runs will come to fruition again this season.