I'm going to preface all of this with: yes it's only Feb. 23 and it's way too early to make legitimate thoughts on anything regarding Opening Day and the Mets roster.
Gary, Keith, and Ron Are Still The Best
It was intriguing to hear Hector Santiago's story after he pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one. The southpaw is from New York and gew up a Mets fan and was thrilled to get to sign hear on a minor-league deal in the offseason. If Jason Vargas struggled or got hurt or someone else ended up getting hurt. Santiago has a shot to be that next man up to enter the rotation if he can have a strong spring training.
What's a Mets spring training game without an update on Tim Tebow? The Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL QB turned outfielder was 0-for-2 after coming in to to play left field for Jeff McNeil. Shame on Tebow for not continuing his famous home run in his first game trend he had going there in single-A and double-A.
A couple of other nuggets: Robinson Cano looked good in his debut. He nearly homered his first at bat and then had an RBI single. Rymer Liriano clobbered a homer as he will likely start the season in triple-A. The bullpen did a nice job today relieving Walter Lockett, who gave up two runs in 1 2/3 innings.