Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/26/13
This past off season was mired in small moves. The Mets didn’t make the large splash everyone had hoped. Even GM Sandy Alderson admitted he had his eyes set on bigger fish but had to eventually resign himself to the fact that the current roster would have to suffice. Names like Justin Upton and Michael Bourn were the hot topics for the last few months. Fans and media, alike, were a bit dismayed at the failure of the Mets to pull the trigger. It is with that backdrop that the team took to the field over the weekend to begin the Spring Training schedule. The largest buzz was centered around phenom prospect Zack Wheeler, but lesser buzz was given to what the outfield would look like. Kirk Nieuwenhuis started the preseason with a single and Ruben Tejada drove him in with a rare home run. New free agent acquisition Marlon Byrd doubled off of Stephen Strasburg in his very first at bat. The Mets would score two runs against their ace in that first frame. They eventually took the first ga...
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