5 Mets links to read for February 27

RSS baseballGreg Burke is getting a second chance at the big leagues as a submarine pitcher (Kernan, NY Post).

Wilmer Flores is working hard to find a spot with the Mets (Carig, Newsday).

The starting five in the Mets’ rotation is set, but their backup plan is less certain (Castillo, Star Ledger).

Lucas Duda is tinkering, but not panicking (Diamond, Wall Street Journal).

Jenrry Mejia’s pitching identity has become a string of question marks (Kerwick, Bergen Record).

Michael Baron, Contributor

Mejia’s struggles yesterday could be because he was late to camp, but I also wonder if he’s time is starting to pass. He’s been jerked around so much between being a starter and a reliever, and he missed an entire year due to Tommy John Surgery. He’s still young, so I hope he can develop into the pitcher everyone envisioned in 2010. But, if that’s going to happen, he needs to develop consistent command of his secondary pitches, and evolve from being a thrower into a pitcher…