Here's something funny in the paper today.
From the NY POST.
If the idea is to break camp with the 25 best players, as Mets officials have insisted is true this spring, Pete Alonso is a slam dunk for the major league roster.
Offense, defense, running the bases, the rookie first baseman has shown the Mets everything they could have wanted. Asked Sunday if there is a case that could be made Alonso isn’t one of the team’s best 25 players, manager Mickey Callaway was direct.
“No,” Callaway said. “Plain and simple. Obviously we do have a week-and-a-half left, but he’s done a great job.”
This was after Alonso smashed his team-leading fourth homer of the Grapefruit League in a 10-5 loss to the Nationals. Alonso has posted a 1.058 OPS this spring and has shown improvement at first base.Read more here.
So you think this makes the Mets decision easier? Anyone else think they had already decided in starting Alonso in Triple A? I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him in the minors for the time they need to keep him for an extra year of service time. God, I hate that rule.