Chan Ho Park had his best outing of the Spring today, retiring the first nine batters of the game, and then was yanked from the game. He was then told to get ready to pitch on Monday because he's now being considered for the Mets bullpen. This essentially means Mike Pelfrey has won a slot in the rotation. Congratulations Mikey, and congratulations Mets fans: Our team has gotten to the point that even though the team is playoff-ready, young kids have a chance to win out roster spots against veterans. This is terrific. So much for the notion of an ancient rotation:
Also, it seems like everyone is expecting Lastings Milledge to be on the Opening Day roster, even if it's just for a couple weeks until the Mets need his spot for a 5th starter. Nice. This means we really can't bitch about guys like Moises Alou, Jose Valentin and Julio Franco clogging up roster spots. Yes, Damion Easley has made the team, but so has David Newhan and Endy Chavez. Folks, check out the unofficial 2007 New York Mets:
Sosa or Park
And don't forget Tardy Sanchez, who was sent back to NY for an MRI today, and Billy Mota, who will join camp at some point in the next couple days, will be ready to fortify the Mets' bullpen in May and June, respectively.