World Serious


I really love the back page of the New York Post today.

Today was the first official day of spring training for the Mets, but that means even less than usual when most of the Mets players have been working out in Port St. Lucie for days already. Still, any sign that baseball season is on the way is welcome…Let’s go Mets!

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Is Ike Davis ever going to get his act together?

Ike Davis flails at a pitch on Saturday (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Ike Davis flails at a pitch during a game last season. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Is Ike Davis starting to remind anyone else of Jordany Valdespin? Sure, Ike hasn’t started posting photos of himself wearing another team’s cap on Instagram or cursing out his manager after being demoted to the minors.

But Davis keeps making it harder to be patient with him while the Mets try to figure out if he’s ever going to live up to the potential they saw in him.

Sunday night, the New York Post published an article revealing that Davis was bothered by an oblique injury for most of last season and did not tell the Mets’ trainers or coaching staff.

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Mets shrink staff

Earlier this afternoon, New York Post writer Dan Martin reported that the New York Mets have laid off just under 10 percent of their non-player staff. According to the article, the Mets had about 180 non-player employees, and about 15 were laid off.

“Several weeks ago, we made workforce reductions in both the baseball and business operations departments, which amounted to less than 10 percent of our full-time staff,” the team said in a statement.

I wonder if this is another case of the Post looking for a way to boost readership by burying the Mets, or if it’s another sign of financial troubles in Flushing. Either would be easy enough to believe.

In any case, I hope that the 15 (or however many) unemployed workers are able to find new jobs.