March 1st, 2015

Like last year, Mets Sluggers will rest for the first week

Curtis Granderson, Michael Cuddyer, David Wright and Daniel Murphy will rest during the first few exhibition games, something Terry Collins introduced last year.

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Collins said that this is an effort to ease them into game action. I believe that this puts a second half rush on the Mets big hitters, and could result in them starting the season slower than if they had start the had started with everyone else.

Collins was criticized for doing this last year with Murphy and Wright, but now has expanded to Grandy and Cuddyer. Here is the rest of Collins presser with the media:

Matt Harvey faces live hitters; Feels Good

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Matt Harvey faced Curtis Granderson, David Wright and Daniel Murphy on Friday, with them not swinging in one of the backfields of the Tradition Field complex.

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Harvey’s first game will be on March 6th (Friday) at Tradition Field LIVE on SNY at 1pm EST.