The Mets are off tomorrow, which is a good thing, and gives us some time to look at what is going on for the Mets so far this spring.
Most encouraging has been Johan Santana’s progress through three starts. He’s been healthy and his velocity is gradually increasing.
Jon Niese has been solid and showing all signs he’s on the mend. If Santana isn’t ready for spring training, then Niese is the No. 1 as Mike Pelfrey hasn’t shown he’s capable in that role.
Pelfrey is still an enigma and has shown nothing to prove he’ll go into the season on a role. There’s still something missing in the Mets’ biggest question.
Health questions Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy seem as if they sound, but the latter still has his shaky moments at second base.
Andres Torres had a fast start in center field, but there’s not a reliable backup.
David Wright remains a health question, as does lefty reliever Tim Byrdak. With a hole in the bullpen, the Mets have four candidates vying for the role, with Garrett Olson seemingly having the inside track.
Ruben Tejada has a hamstring problem which was a temporary setback, but those types of injuries have a long recovery period.