Adam Rubin of ESPN New York summarized comments made bY manager Terry Collins who discussed a variety of topics and offered some early insights on the 2013 Mets.
Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia
Mejia will work as a starting pitcher in spring training, while Jeurys Familia will audition as a reliever. If Familia ends up in Triple-A, he likely would work in Las Vegas’ rotation. Would Mejia move to a major league bullpen role late in spring training if the projected rotation remains intact? Collins said that would be a call for a higher authority than him.
Hicks, who was acquired from the Oakland Athletics, is penciled into the backup infield role formally held by Ronny Cedeno, who is now a free agent. Collins said that with so many other needs, it’s unlikely the Mets will pursue a candidate with better credentials. ”A guy who can play shortstop. He’s got some power,” Collins said. “He’s got a great arm. As we’re here right now, he is that guy. At the moment, I think our ...