But there is a netherworld of minor league intrasquad games and even minor league spring training game match ups that are mostly far off any real radar screen.
Some guys could be injured – who’d know who that might be.
Mayberry, Nieuwenhuis, Lagares, Granderson, Muno, Monell, Reynolds, Wright, Flores, Cuddyer, and Tejada? Those eleven are hitting a combined .380 in 347 at bats, with 29 doubles and 17 homers.
Wow! Inspires confidence
I'm excited about the Mets in 2015 – and about the minors too. What about you?
A NOTE ON ANOTHER TEAM’S PROSPECT:
Looking back, it is too bad the Mets did not totally tank in 2012 for a top spot in the 2013 draft. I know, not sportsmanlike to suggest that, or to do it. And we got Dom Smith. Nice player - hopefully.
After a nice cameo in late 2013, in his first full year of minor league ball in 2014, all in AA and AAA, Bryant hit 43 homers, and batted .325 in less than 500 at bats. This spring through Saturday, .480, 8 homers. 8.
So I watched him on tape. He looks like Kingman without the hole in his bat. Ruthian blasts.
He'll be torturing us for years...until we sign him as a free agent :)
He may be the NL's future superstar to the AL's Mike Trout. Time will tell. Maybe not. It's a humbling game, as well as a fascinating one.
That’s all for today.
On Thursday I'll share my thoughts on Mets' spring progress and outlook.
Until then, chime in, folks.