New York Mets Spring Training: Weekend Recap, Pitcher Updates and Lineup Battles

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New York Mets Spring Training: Weekend Recap, Pitcher Updates and Lineup Battles
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The New York Mets got their spring training schedule under way this weekend with an intra-squad game Friday, a home-and-home series with Atlanta and a split-squad game with the University of Michigan Wolverines.

Chris Young made his case for a spot in the starting rotation and Pedro Beato and Dillon Gee both turned in solid performances on the mound. Oliver Perez was his usual wild self and further inched his way out of the club.

Jordany Valdespin, Chin-lung Hu and Mike Nickeas all showed promising signs, and Willie Harris proved he isn't just a Met killer.

Here's a look at a recap from the opening weekend, an update on the starting pitcher and bullpen positions up for grabs and a look ahead to the pitchers likely to feature in the upcoming games today and tomorrow.

It's less focused on David Wright, Jose Reyes and Jason Bay and more about the players who are fighting for roles in 2011.

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