Posted by Mack Ade at 8:00 AM
• Den Dekker has been one of the few positives in a camp of duds. He’s basically done nothing wrong, but his defensive play in centerfield makes one dream of the days we won’t have to worry about anything hit out there. There was a shot a couple of days ago in the gap between center and right that made every fan say ‘fuck, there goes another gap double’. And then, all of a sudden, here comes DD out of the left side of your TV screen and he actually was decelerating while he hauled the ball in. It’s going to be so much fun this season watching him in Binghamton, Kirk in Buffalo, and both of them fighting it out for the future CFer at Citifield. The loser gets to help Jason Bay pack his bags.
• The Mets brass did a smart thing on Wednesday. Knowing that the beat press would never go to an away game on the other side of Florida, they held back Matt Harvey and had him throw in an intrasquad game. The press wandered over to the minor side of Lucy’s complex and wrote about a superior outing by Harvey. I can’t tell you how many times I was the only reporter watching these games, but now, everybody is future crazy.
• It was pretty exciting to see LHP Darin Gorski in the game yesterday. It was even more exciting to see him sitting at 92. A lefty throwing a 92mph fastbll is the same as a righty throwing 95. Add to that a superior curve and Gorski just might be the real deal. Wouldn’t that be something… another SP prospect that will be ready by 2014.
• The Madoff judge says that the burden of proof falls on Fred rather than the investors that got fucked. God, I wish this was on Court TV.