3/1/2015 | Collins experimenting with Mets' outfield alignment
When Mets manager Terry Collins asked Curtis Granderson if he would prefer to play left or right field this season, Granderson shrugged. When Collins asked the same question to Michael Cuddyer, he received the same response. So Collins plans to use each player at both positions this spring, giving himself the best possible platform to make a decision.
3/1/2015 | Duda could take swings early this week
Mets first baseman Lucas Duda's strained left intercostal muscle is showing improvement, lining him up to potentially swing a bat early this week. Once that happens, Duda will progress from swinging off a tee to soft toss drills, hitting in a cage and, finally, taking full batting practice.
3/1/2015 | Figueroa's experiences will help his coverage of the Mets
Nelson Figueroa's baseball career has taken him from Brooklyn to Phoenix, to Philadelphia and Houston and points in between, as well as the Dominican Republic, Mexico and as far afield as Taiwan. He believes he will thrive at SNY this season as the replacement for Bob Ojeda as the network's primary pregame and postgame studio analyst.
3/1/2015 | Mets want to turn talk into results
The Nationals are the consensus favorites to win the NL East, but the Mets and Marlins think they might both have something to say about that. For the Mets, optimism begins with a rotation stacked with power arms and more of them in the Minors.