They’ve already been popping up on my Facebook timeline but once the new year officially starts, we’ll really start seeing a plethora of XX days until the start of Spring Training notices. I’ve always thought of Spring Training, much more so than New Year’s, as the new beginning and the sign of hope. Probably because we’ve knocked six or seven more weeks of winter out of the way by then.
As for the Mets, the main thing to see from my point of view is how Peter Alonso fares when it appears he has a shot to go north with the club and be on the Opening Day roster. Hopefully he doesn’t oversleep on the day it’s announced he’ll make his first start. A few tape measure bombs during Grapefruit League play won’t hurt, either.