Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 2/21/13
We're only scant days away from actual games involving the New York Mets. Thank heaven and hell for that. You might have figured out that I've been focused on the banality of spring training relatively recently. The worst time to put Mets happenings into meaningful context is spring training, and the worst time within that time is the space between the moment the team reports (which for a Terry Collins team is Christmas), and the first game. You can analyze games. You can analyze off-season moves or non-moves. Trying to analyze anything during the days where the team is doing nothing except stretching and bunting drills and making it seem somewhat meaningful is like herding cats in the Citi Field parking lot. A lot of people get mad at the beat writers for writing pretty much the same stories during the middle of February. But I feel bad for them. First off, usually during the early spring the Mets will bring out a player to talk to the media, and if it's Matt Harvey, everybody ...
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