I saw the Andy Marte news first. I was having a quiet Sunday morning, reading The New York Times and Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, my phone silent and face-down on a table next to me. When I picked it up, an MLB alert told me of Marte’s death in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. I can’t get a read on Bryce Harper. He’s both one of the top two prospects in baseball and an 18-year-old kid. He’s an accomplished and talented phenom, but also a raw and developing minor leaguer. He could be ready for the big leagues now, or he might need a full year in
PItcher covering I’ve been to 11 Mets openers and four or five Lakewood BlueClaws openers, but last night was my first opening night at Trenton’s Waterfront Park. And while it may have only been April 8, with a gametime temperature of 75 degrees, it felt like July 8. A gorgeous night all around — with
Opening Day is less than two weeks away, and Jose Reyes will be back on the field in Port St. Lucie tomorrow to resume baseball activities, so we all know we’ll be cheering Angel Pagan at the top of the order at Citi Field on April 5. What we don’t know is who we’ll be
Just a quick one before calling it a night. I may elaborate in the morning; I may not. For all the talk — the negative kind — about the Mets farm system, it’s not devoid of prospects. While it may not be deep, it’s among the top half in one respect: Baseball America’s Top 100.