Originally written January 20, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Pitchers and Catchers report in 22 days. Only three more weeks until until all of our players proclaim they are in the best shapes of their life. What do you think will be some of the more interesting battles in Mets camp this spring? XtreemIcon – If the current roster goes to Spring Training, I’d say the 5th starter job, though the Mets keep saying they’ll bring someone in for that role. And those guys always keep their promises. Seriously, I actually hope there is no real battle for the outfield. I wanted Duda, Valdy and Kirk to play left to right starting August because I feel that’s the best in-house option. That didn’t happen. Instead, they let Hairston play almost every day to get his 20th homer and price himself out of the Mets plans. But I digress. I still feel that way and think it should be their jobs to lose as opposed to everyone trying to win a job. Clare – We have seen the Mets sign a lot of people to minor league deals, so let’s see what comes out of that. I think the...

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