Gallo sent to minor league camp; Alfaro optioned to Frisco. Beimel released. #Rangers. More to come on blog(Chris Soto: With less than 2 weeks till opening day, your going to see a couple of guys become available over the next few day. LHP Joe Biemel was superb for the Seattle Mariners last season posting a 2.20 ERA while holding lefties to a .188 AVG, a .504 OPS, and a 20% K rate. He'll be 38 this year and he can probably be had for only a minor league contract.)
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John Harper | New York Daily News- With Collins’ job very much on the line this season, there are subtle signs that this relationship could get testy, especially if the Mets start slowly.The manager has been more vocal than usual on a couple of key personnel matters to perhaps send a message that he should have a say...“It’s well-documented how Sandy feels about the GM-manager relationship," says a major league scout with past ties to Alderson. “The front office makes the decisions and the manager carries them out. The thing is, with those parameters, the higher the stakes the more potential there is for friction."
(Chris Soto: Terry needs to keep his mouth shut and follow orders. In his managerial career, he has shown no significant sustained success to warrant making calls on his own. He's no Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Terry Francona, or Joe Torre, he's a 748 W, 778 L losing coach with exactly 0 playoff appearances in his 10 years of managing. Do your job and let the front office handle the roster!)
Brian Devine | MetsMerized- prospect Daniel Muno is being considered to fill in for Murphy, and Muno has seized the most out of this potential opportunity. Muno has been blistering hot this spring, and he increased his Grapefruit league average yesterday to .400 with another excellent day the plate. Muno went 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple and three RBI in the Mets 12-3 victory over Miami. “He’s been made aware there’s some bench jobs out there,” manager Terry Collins said. “He’s looked very, very sharp so far.”
(Chris Soto: If you don't know who Daniel Muno is by now, check out our last prospect write-up on him here. Muno is what you would call a PERFECT fit for the Sandy Alderson system of hitting. His whole game is centered around probably one of the most advanced pair of eyes in professional baseball. Despite his average hovering around the .250 areas, his career BB rate is an astounding 15.2% and his career minor league OBP is .396. If he won the 2B job out of camp, he would instantly be the best option to hit lead-off for the club this year.)