New York Mets News and Notes (04/04/2009)

Phil HoopsCorrespondent IApril 4, 2009

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 21:  Gary Sheffield  #3 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait during Photo Day on February 21, 2009 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
  • Newsday’s Wallace Matthews doesn’t like the Gary Sheffield signing and feels that it can only bring down team morale. He goes as far as to call Sheffield “mini-Manny”. Read More 

  • The Mets will send both Oliver Perez and John Maine to toe the rubber this afternoon, as the Mets play their second and final exhibition game at Citi Field against the Boston Red Sox. The game will be televised at 1:10 PM on PIX11 and can also be seen on MLB.TV for free.

  • The New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch looks ahead at the upcoming roster changes once Gary Sheffield joins the team. Hubbuch theorizes that the Mets will either option Jeremy Reed to Triple A or release Marlon Anderson. Read More

  • Interesting scouting report I came across on John Maine from when he was a minor league prospect in 2004 with the Orioles. It’s amazing how accurate the report is on him. Check it out