Good morning all. Today began early, with doctors poking and proding your heroes since 6 this morning. There’s always a pecking order in a major league clubhouse. Alay Soler was asked to fill the little bottle at 6. Pedro Martinez didn’t have to until 7.
No doubt Guillermo Mota’s physical will draw some attention.
Later this morning, Willie Randolph will hold court for the first time. On the first day of last year’s camp he proclaimed the Mets were a playoff team. You have to wonder what he says of his team this morning.
Somehow, I don’t see him going out on the limb and predicting a World Series. Who needs the aggravation of making that kind of prediction?