Pitchers and catchers report to the Mets’ spring training facility in Port St. Lucie today and another season is underway.
It’s a drive-by reporting option. All they have to do is to make GM Sandy Alderson or manager Terry Collins aware they are in town.
Actually, many of them are already in camp and have been working out. So there aren’t any who have notified management they won’t report on time.
I would like to begin a “Today in Mets’ History” segment today. I have done this sporadically in the past and plan to have it up and running again.
Later today, I’ll also have a post on the four most pertinent issues the Mets must resolve in spring training.
THANKS TO ADAM RUBIN
One person who won’t be in Florida today is Adam Rubin, who left ESPN to take a job in public relations. I have tremendous respect for Rubin, who covered a beat better than any other reporter I ever met.
He is a tireless worker and I became a better reporter competing against him.
I’ll always remember his professionalism, driving across Florida to places like Kissimmee, Lakeland, and Fort Myers. When I moved to the Mets’ beat after covering the Yankees for eight seasons, he was the first person to call to welcome me to the beat. He introduced me to people and helped give me the lay of the land.
And, after I left the beat, he reached out to me and sent me a gift when he heard I was injured and hospitalized in 2014 to wish me well. And, when I resumed writing when I left the hospital after six months, he posted a link to my blog on a daily basis.
I’d like to thank Adam for his friendship and competition and wish him well in his new venture.