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The Rising Apple Report hits the airwaves tonight for Episode number 11. Matt Musico will be taking the reigns as host, as Sam Maxwell and Michael Lecolant join for a half-hour of chatter about the Mets. Spring Training is in full swing down in Port St. Lucie, and the second round of the World Baseball Classic is underway for David Wright and Team USA down the street in Miami.
There's been plenty of discussion about the World Baseball Classic, with a number of people with differing opinions about the tournament. Is it worth the trouble of Major Leaguers leaving Spring Training for at least a week to participate in? Should they find another time for it to take place, or should they get rid of it altogether?
It's looking more likely that Johan Santana will be starting this season on the disabled list, but even though he should be focusing on getting his shoulder strong enough to face Major League hitters, he's busy being upset with the Mets. There is reportedly no dialogue going on between Santana and the Mets officials, as the southpaw took to the mound for what was an "unscheduled" bullpen session. Does Johan have the right to be upset with the Mets, or should he be keeping his mouth shut?
We'll all go over some of our biggest surprises in camp thus far down in PSL (both good and bad). There has been more talk about the outfield this week, as no one is considered a lock to make the roster. And yes, that includes Lucas Duda. So, in the spirit of not having the outfield settled yet, we'll pick our own outfield. Also, did you hear about where Jordany Valdespin got hit with a pitch on Monday? Make sure you tune in to The Rising Apple Report at 6:30pm EST via the link below to join in the conversation!
It's good to talk.