The suggestion that the New York Mets "intend to follow the Boston Red Sox template" is not news, but more of the same; more of what Sandy Alderson has been saying since Day One.
For better or worse, Michael Bourn fell off the New York Mets radar Monday when he agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cleveland Indians.
The New York Mets played their final spring training game Saturday, an 11-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Just prior to the game the team announced former star rightfielder Darryl Strawberry will throw out the first pitch Opening Day. That’s because former Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden was, uh, well he was arrested.
Mike Pelfrey is running out of rope, and maybe, out of time.
On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox slapped Pelfrey around in his second spring start in an 8-2 loss in Port St. Lucie. In three innings Pelfrey allowed three runs and four hits. He worked on his forkball, which failed to, well, fork. He worked on his sinker too. The only thing that sunk were the collective hearts of Mets fans.