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Spring Training Update>>Wagner More Motivated For ’07, PLD Wants to Stay, and Wilpon Stays True to the  Blue


Bits and Pieces
Billy Wagner says that even though his numbers were good last year, he didn’t think they were good enough: "œMy numbers say that I was good…mentally I know that I wasn’t."  Wagner’s finger had been bothering him for most of the year, which is why he felt he struggled at times…
Paul Lo Duca wants to stay in a Mets uniform for the next few years–so much so that he’s bought a house near the city, after representatives from the team gave him a call.  LoDuca’s contract runs out at the end of this year…
Fred Wilpon donated $12M to the University of Michigan (his alma-mater) for a sports injury center and some "rebuilding" for the baseball and softball team’s stadium…
More from the Times…

Pitchers and Catchers Report; Official Workout Tomorrow

Speaking of PLD and Wagner, they were among the pitchers and catchers that reported to spring training today.  The first workout is tomorrow with new faces on the 40-man roster including Damion Easley (who should do well in part-time work as he nears the end of his career), a solid bullpen addition in Scott Schoeneweis (who grew up across the river in NJ)  and Moises Alou, who probably figures to end his career in New York…older/middle-aged fans may remember his father in Yankees pinstripes from ’71-’73 before being traded to the Expos. 
One of the bigger names is Chan-ho Park, who is coming off a 7-7, 4.81 ERA season with San Diego last year, and gives the Mets an added option in the rotation.  Right now the rotation figures to be:
Pedro Martinez
Tom Glavine
Chan-Ho Park

Spots 4 and 5 are still up for grabs, but my picks right now would probably be John Maine as an early favorite with spot 5 a huge question mark.  Spring training lies ahead so we will see what happens…

More later…

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