Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/9/12
The days are ticking away until pitchers and catchers report for spring training followed by the rest of the team. Let’s take a look at some of the notable dates to circle on your calendar in anticipation of the 2012 Mets season. April 5- Mets Opening Day The team will begin the season at home against the Atlanta Braves. Most likely, Johan Santana will not be pitching this game, and the nod may go to R.A. Dickey. Tim Hudson is also likely to be on the shelf for the Braves, so expect to see either Jair Jurrjens (if he’s not traded) or Tommy Hanson. April 9-11- Mets host the Washington Nationals We may not see Stephen Strasburg toe the rubber at Citi Field, but we will be able to see firsthand the improved Nationals, as well as the great Davey Johnson. April 15- Jackie Robinson Day The Mets always put together a tremendous ceremony for Jackie Robinson Day, but this year they will be on the road in Philadelphia. Hopefully, the Phillies do a good job. April 24- Jose Reyes returns to Fl...
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