According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork, the Mets do not intend to discuss an extension with Jose Reyes during Spring Training. Reyes is set to hit the market after this season, and you know he would get his pay day if he became a free agent. Perhaps GM Sandy Alderson doesn't think that highly of Reyes, but who knows.â†µ
Is he worth watching near the deadline from the Braves' perspective? If Alex Gonzalez is puttering along, and the Braves are in the thick of it, I would not be surprised if they are interested. However, the Mets may not want to take the chance that the Braves might discuss an extension with Reyes and keep him in the East. Aside from Tyler Pastornicky in AA, the Braves don't have an option for shortstop in 2012.â†µ
According to Buster Olney, the Marlins want around $30 million in relief in a Michael Young trade. The Marlins have been in rumors regarding Young for a few days now, but this pretty much ends any thought of that happening. I doubt the Rangers would be so desperate to dump Young that they give a team $30 million to offset the $48 million he will make. The rumors have quieted some, and I wonder if Young will even be traded.â†µ
Jonathan Scippa of Baseball Analytics shows Jimmy Rollins' regression from the left side over the past three years. I've always felt Rollins was weak when covering the outer half, but I've never looked it up. This solidifies my hunch. If Rollins can't drive the ball on the outer half, there is no reason for a pitcher to ever spot it anywhere else. It's something to watch for.â†µ
Staying with the Phillies, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweeted that Domonic Brown's hands are much lower at load up. Brown's high hands are something I've harped on before because it is a weakness easily exploited. How he handles this tweak, and how extreme of a change it really is, is worth keeping an eye on.