This will be a catch-all post. I talk with some of you on Twitter and realize it is hard in express your full thoughts in 140 characters. I also know some of you have other things on your minds.
So, I will post a Loose Thread daily.
Whatever is on your mind, if you have a question, want to raise an issue I haven’t touched, then use this post for those reasons. Also, if there’s something you want me to address, this is the post for you. I will read and comment when I can.
Sorry, but my internet was down until recently. Let me catch you up on some of what’s going in spring training.
* Not pleased with their bullpen and not wanting to burn out Pedro Feliciano, the Mets are searching for another lefty reliever. Toward that end, the Mets made an offer to free-agent Joe Beimel, the former Dodger. Beimel will take some of the load off Feliciano and give more depth to the pen.
* Jennry Mejia was wild during batting practice. The scouting reports on him are that he’s got a strong arm and throws hard, but doesn’t always know where it’s going. Mejia is a prospect worth watching – on the minor league level this season. They would be rushing him if they kept him on the major league level this season.
* The Mets will hold an intrasquad game Monday at Tradition Field. Nelson Figueroa will get the start against the Braves Tuesday when the exhibition schedule begins.
I hope this finds everybody doing well today. Quiet on the baseball front, so let’s open it up to what’s on your mind.
I’m still waiting for the Mets to add a pitcher. I hate to say this, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Pedro Martinez is brought back. To think the Mets will look at what Martinez did with the Phillies and to think he might duplicate it this summer might be a reach. Afterall, part of his success has to be attributed to playing half a season and being strong down the stretch. More indicative would be his second World Series start.
I saw where the Royals are willing to trade Gil Meche and Brian Bannister. Meche is a lot of money for somebody who is now merely average.
I’ll have something on the remaining FA pitchers on the market this week as well as something on David Wright.
Today, for me, I’ll watch the Celtics and Lakers this afternoon. One of the great sports rivalries. Rooting interest? Celtics.
I think we might see the Mets do some things this week. Nothing major, of course, but some fill in stuff, like adding a journeyman outfielder to replace Carlos Beltran. Hopefully, perhaps one good enough to keep Fernando Martinez in the minors to tune his game.
John Smoltz is out there and he’s been linked to the Mets.
Also, there could be the long-awaited arrival of Bengie Molina. Please try to contain yourself when that does happen.
These, and any other Mets or baseball topics are on the table for Loose Threads. So are the NFL Playoffs or anything on your minds. I’ll be checking in especially during the Jets game, so if you have any comments during the game, please post away.
I’m going to hang around the house to watch the playoff games, and later on the season premiere of “24.”
It’s really quiet this morning. There’s nothing new going on today with the Mets’ pursuit of pitching, so my attention is turning to the NFL playoffs. How about those Jets? At least for one more week, Rex Ryan is right.
I do like Mark Sanchez. Classy thing to see him chase down Marvin Lewis to shake his hand. You don’t see that too often.
If you want to post something about the NFL, go ahead. Have a thought on the Mets or something in MLB? Feel free.
Whatever you do, have a good day. I’ll be back later if there’s breaking news. And, I’ll have more baseball for you tomorrow morning.