Video: Spring Training Diary 3 (Pitchers on the 10 Pack)

Here’s is today’s Spring Training Diary, hosted by MetsBlog’s Michael Baron, featuring footage of the Mets in another rain-shortened workout, and pitchers take the field and throw simulated at bats during their bullpen sessions:

Video Q&A: Matt Harvey discusses working with new catchers, learning experiences from 2012

Michael Baron of MetsBlog and SNY.tv talks one-on-one with Matt Harvey about:

-What he worked on in his first bullpen session.

-How he’s developing communication with new catchers, specifically John Buck in this session.

-The difference between last year’s camp and his standing this year.

-What he learned after his call up last season: big leaguers can hit and he can’t afford to pitch behind in the count.

To see Baron’s entire chat with Harvey, watch this:

Video: Travis d’Arnaud talks to SNY’s Mets Hot Stove

Video: Spring Training Diary 2 (indoor bullpen sessions, indoor BP)

Here’s is today’s Spring Training Diary, hosted by MetsBlog’s Michael Baron, featuring footage of the Mets in a rain-shortened workout, Dillon Gee and Bobby Parnell throwing, Matt Harvey’s bullpen session with John Buck, and action at the indoor batting cages…

Video Q&A: Bobby Parnell talks one on one with Michael Baron about being a closer

Earlier this week, Frank Francisco announced that he has been temporarily shut down because of swelling in his elbow.

Terry Collins later said Bobby Parnell will take over for Francisco as the team’s closer, in the event Francisco is not ready for Opening Day.

Yesterday, MetsBlog’s Michael Baron talked one on one with Parnell, who said:

  • He will prepare the same way he always does for the regular season.
  • His presence on the mound has improved over the last few years.
  • His knuckle curve has helped make his fastball more effective.
  • He can compete with just these two pitches.
  • In regards to his beard, “I just wanted to rock it down here for a little bit, or until it starts to get warmer.”

To see Baron’s entire talk with Parnell, watch this:

Video: Johan Santana discusses the upcoming season

Travis d’Arnaud talks about his approach to Spring Training, and his relationship with fellow catcher, John Buck.

Sandy Alderson discusses the 2013 outfield, and Michael Bourn