Pitchers and Catchers
Today is the kick off for Farpoint, which I am very much looking forward to.
But, more significantly, today marks a true sign that winter is not for long.
Pitchers and catchers report today.
Down at Port St. Lucie, my beloved New York Mets already have several hurlers tossing off the mound. With GM Omar Minaya remaking the bullpen over the winter, I am pleased the 2009 team will be far stronger than the 2008 edition.
From an offensive standpoint, I worry that they lack young pop other than David Wright and Daniel Murphy. After all, Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran are entering the twilight of their careers and can’t be expected to maintain their prodigious output. An upgrade at second or catcher would have been nice but overall, I think they’re balanced and poised for a superior season.
But, looking at all 30 teams, I smile and delight in knowing that spring training games are just two weeks away.