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The Mets split up on Wednesday but lost both games, anyway. Here’s a picture of palm trees to distract you:
What we learned: David Wright will play in a Minor League game Thursday, in advance of what will likely be his Grapefruit League debut on Friday. … Terry Collins is strongly considering batting his pitchers eighth this season, according to the New York Post, in an effort to generate more RBI opportunities for Wright.
What we wrote:
- Marlins 5, Mets 2: Gee allows just one run to rival Marlins
- Nationals 11, Mets 5: Mejia fans three in start against Nationals
- Love of game, family fuels Seratelli’s quest
- Gee not reading too much into spring starts
- Niese to continue recovery with Minor League outing
- Rick Ankiel reportedly retires, seeks front office job
Around the league:
- Johan Santana not yet ready to ride off into the sunset
- Here’s the pitch: Sydney Cricket Ground takes shape for Opening Series
“I dedicate the rest of my career to him. Everything I do, I do it for all my family. But I do it for him, mostly. I hope he’s watching from somewhere.” –Mets roster hopeful Anthony Seratelli on his late father, Russell
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If you haven’t already, please read my profile of Anthony Seratelli, the Old Bridge, N.J. and Seton Hall product trying to become a 31-year-old rookie. Below is the tribute video he made for Russell Seratelli that I referenced in the story, as well as some additional and extended reflections on Anthony Seratelli that didn’t make it into the piece:
Former Royals teammate Will Smith on Seratelli:
“He’s the kind of guy who might have been, I [hesitate] to say ‘pushed back’ because of his age. But you wouldn’t believe this guy is 30. From a player’s side, as a teammate, he plays like he’s 20 years old. He’s an awesome guy, great teammate. He plays hard. He plays the right way. He does everything right. Fun to hang out with. Good sense of humor.”
“[When his dad died], that’s when we all kind of came together around him. That’s what we thought our job was at that time. We were his teammates, and we were there to pick him up. He still wears his dad’s ring around his neck.”
Sister Danyel Ross on the Seratelli family:
“Every Sunday, we always had dinner with the family. We played cards — a lot of cards, a lot of gambling. Basically Anthony would teach us games he would play in the locker room with the guys. ‘Thirteen’ was a big one. ‘Screw Your Neighbor’ I think was another. We played a lot of Mario Kart too, me, Anthony and my dad. Anthony can’t beat me. Ever. I’m like the reigning champ.”
Anthony Seratelli on his own future producing videos:
“I’d love to make a movie, but it might be a who-you-know type field. If I don’t know anyone in Hollywood, I don’t know if I can get into Hollywood. I know people in MLB Productions, maybe I can get in there. I’ve got to finish this up and see where it takes me first, and keep my contacts. And when that happens, I’ll feel it out and see what I like doing the best.”
You can see Seratelli’s video archives at his web site, ars1productions.com.
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With one day until Mets pitchers and catchers officially report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., it’s time to update the Mets’ Opening Day roster projection. Manager Terry Collins shed some light on several areas in his state of the team address Friday morning, but first, a few notes:
- The following takes into account only those players under Major or Minor League contract with the Mets. We will not speculate on trades or free agent signings in this space.
- For our purposes, any healthy player in big league camp will be considered in the running for a roster spot. So someone like Noah Syndergaard, who is not realistically competing for a rotation spot in Spring Training, will still be listed.
- This list will be updated throughout the next two months based upon player acquisitions, injuries, Grapefruit League performances and comments from management.
Without further ado:
LF Eric Young, Jr.
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
RF Curtis Granderson
CF Chris Young
1B Ike Davis
C Travis d’Arnaud
SS Ruben Tejada
1B/OF Lucas Duda
OF Andrew Brown
1B/3B Josh Satin
1B/2B/3B/SS/OF Anthony Seratelli*
C Anthony Recker
LHP Jon Niese
RHP Bartolo Colon
RHP Dillon Gee
RHP Zack Wheeler
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka*
RHP Bobby Parnell (CL)
RHP Jose Valverde*
RHP Kyle Farnsworth*
RHP Vic Black
RHP Jeurys Familia
RHP Carlos Torres
LHP Scott Rice
RHP Matt Harvey, RHP Jeremy Hefner
In the running:
C Taylor Teagarden*, C Juan Centeno, C Kevin Plawecki*, INF Wilmer Flores, INF Zach Lutz, INF Wilfredo Tovar, INF Eric Campbell*, INF Danny Muno*, INF Brandon Allen*, INF Omar Quintanilla*, OF Juan Lagares, OF Matt den Dekker, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Cesar Puello, OF Dustin Lawley*, OF Corey Vaughn*, OF Brandon Nimmo*, OF Matt Clark*, RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP Erik Goeddel, RHP Ryan Reid, RHP Jeff Walters, RHP Chase Bradford*, RHP Joel Carreno*, RHP John Church*, RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Miguel Socolovich*, RHP Noah Syndergaard*, RHP Cory Mazzoni*, RHP Logan Verrett*, RHP John Lannan*, RHP Jenrry Mejia, RHP Gonzalez Germen, LHP Josh Edgin, LHP Steven Matz, LHP Adam Kolarek*, LHP Jack Leathersich*.
*Denotes non-roster invitee
It sounds like both Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth are front-runners to make the bullpen, which comes as no surprise. To make room, I bumped Josh Edgin to the Minors, leaving the Mets with just one lefty reliever. All it will take for Edgin to make the team, however, is a strong Grapefruit League showing. … Collins spoke at length about the value of having a fifth starter with experience, which was enough for me to give Daisuke Matsuzaka the nod over Jenrry Mejia. But as in the bullpen, this job is wide open. … I also moved Anthony Seratelli onto the bench over Omar Quintanilla due to Collins’ comments Friday, and kept Juan Lagares in the Minors. Collins affirmed yet again today that Eric Young, Jr., has a leg up on making the starting lineup over him.
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