1) Matt den Dekker provides highlight-reel catches, but must prove he can hit >> (Vorkunov, Star Ledger)
2) Catcher is the thinking person’s position >> (Herrmann, Newsday)
3) The Mets lost two Cy Young-caliber pitchers this off-season: R.A. Dickey and the guy who got to pitch after R.A. Dickey >> (Salfino, Wall Street Journal)
4) The idea behind Daniel Murphy’s new swing is to find more power >> (Martin, New York Post)
Vinny Cartiglia, MetsBlog.com:
It is no secret I am a big Daniel Murphy fan. That said, he must 1) continue to improve defensively and 2) hit for more power. And so, it is nice to see he has made adjustments to his swing in order to hit “with more authority,” as he told Martin. Hopefully, he can prove that he is the long-term solution at second base.