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New York Mets Spring Training: Pitchers, Catchers Report Tuesday

The New York Mets ended a rather forgettable season last year four games under .500. However, the offseason did begin quite promising with the canning of former GM Omar Minaya and coach Jerry Manuel and the hiring of new GM Sandy Alderson. The new GM then brought in some highly regarded baseball men, Paul Depodesta as vice president of player development and scouting, and J.P. Ricciardi as special assistant to Alderson, to form a very formidable front office, which would be active combing through the bargain bin.

Many New York fans think of a lost offseason as one where their team didn't land a prize free agent -- this Mets team did not but they also did one better, taking disaster to a new level as ownership announced that they sought a buyer for at least 25 percent of the team.

And while the Mets did not ink any marquee names, they did make some lower-risk (and cost), medium-reward-type signings this offseason: bringing in D.J. Carrasco and Taylor Buchholz to help the bullpen; Ronny Paulino to team with Josh Thole, Ching-Lung Hu to fill a backup middle infield spot; and signing Chris Capuano and Chris Young to fill out the rotation. New York also signed left-handed relievers Taylor Tankersley, Casey Fossum and Tim Byrdak. None of these signings are flashy or exciting, but still guys who will undoubtedly factor into the results on the field this season.

Nothing is every boring for this franchise, but finally, after a rather busy offseason, it's time to actually hit the field. Among those who have already reported to campDavid Wright, Thole, Daniel Murphy, Capuano, and Dillon Gee.

And no matter what happens during the offseason, it's hard to not get excited for a new season of baseball!

Here are some key Spring Training dates:

  • Feb. 15 -- Pitchers and catchers report.
  • Feb. 19 -- Full squad reports.
  • Feb. 26 -- First Spring Training game.
  • April 1 -- Opening day

And here is the Mets full Spring Training schedule:

Date Time Away Home Ballpark
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 1:10 pm EST Braves @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Sun, Feb 27, 2011 12:10 pm EST Wolverines @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Sun, Feb 27, 2011 1:05 pm EST Mets @ Braves Champion Stadium
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 1:10 pm EST Nationals @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Tue, Mar 01, 2011 1:05 pm EST Mets @ Nationals Space Coast Stadium
Wed, Mar 02, 2011 1:05 pm EST Mets @ Cardinals Roger Dean Stadium
Thu, Mar 03, 2011 1:10 pm EST Cardinals @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Fri, Mar 04, 2011 1:05 pm EST Mets @ Marlins Roger Dean Stadium
Sat, Mar 05, 2011 1:05 pm EST Mets @ Braves Champion Stadium
Sun, Mar 06, 2011 1:10 pm EST Red Sox @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Mon, Mar 07, 2011 1:10 pm EST Tigers @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Tue, Mar 08, 2011 1:05 pm EST Mets @ Astros Osceola County Stadium
Tue, Mar 08, 2011 1:10 pm EST Nationals @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Wed, Mar 09, 2011 1:10 pm EST Astros @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 1:05 pm EST Mets @ Nationals Space Coast Stadium
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 1:05 pm EST Mets @ Marlins Roger Dean Stadium
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 1:10 pm EST Marlins @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 1:05 pm EST Mets @ Braves Champion Stadium
Sun, Mar 13, 2011 1:10 pm EDT Cardinals @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 7:10 pm EDT Nationals @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 1:05 pm EDT Mets @ Twins Lee County Sports Complex, Hammond County Stadium
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 1:05 pm EDT Mets @ Red Sox City of Palms Park
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 1:10 pm EDT Braves @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 1:05 pm EDT Mets @ Braves Champion Stadium
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 1:10 pm EDT Nationals @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 1:05 pm EDT Mets @ Marlins Roger Dean Stadium
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 1:10 pm EDT Braves @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 1:05 pm EDT Mets @ Tigers Joker Marchant Stadium
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 1:05 pm EDT Mets @ Cardinals Roger Dean Stadium
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 1:10 pm EDT Cardinals @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 1:05 pm EDT Mets @ Marlins Roger Dean Stadium
Sat, Mar 26, 2011 1:10 pm EDT Braves @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 1:05 pm EDT Mets @ Cardinals Roger Dean Stadium
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 1:10 pm EDT Marlins @ Mets Digital Domain Park
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 12:05 pm EDT Mets @ Nationals Space Coast Stadium
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 12:10 pm EDT Marlins @ Mets Digital Domain Park