Links to read from PSL for Monday, Feb. 18

navel1) LaTroy Hawkins vividly recalls pitching against Michael Jordan >> (Castillo, Star-Ledger)

2) From the looks of next year’s free agent market, the Mets could very easily continue their pattern of foolish spending if they’re not careful >> (Madden, Daily News)

3) The Mets bullpen will rely on a mix of youth and experience >> (Castillo, Star-Ledger)

4) Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler are equally confident, but their personalities could not be more different >> (Keh, New York Times)

5) John Buck gives the Mets a veteran presence behind the plate >> (Davidoff, New York Post)

Vinny Cartiglia

Buck and d’Arnaud continue to spend time with each other on field and off the field. I like the idea of a veteran mentoring a younger player. Buck should be able to help d’Arnaud, as well as some of the younger pitchers on this staff, given his track record and experience.