Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
The Mets have six flat-screen TVs hanging on massive support beams in the middle of the big-league clubhouse. This morning, every TV was showing MLB Network’s morning show featuring roundtable talk with hosts and reporters about the day’s top headlines.
In the corner, as Ken Rosenthal talked about Ike Davis, possible interest from the Pirates and O’s, and what he needs to do to be better in 2014, two Mets players sat eating, watching and listening. It was interesting to me to see these guys, teammates of Davis, consuming the same chatter we consume. It’s different for them, though. Ike is their teammate. I’m sure these players have an opinion. Rosenthal isn’t going to make it any stronger or weaker. But, still, the talk is there and it must have an impact…
Later, I noticed Ike sitting at the same table. He was eating and talking with a friend. He wasn’t watching MLB Network, but I’m sure he’s seen or heard the conversations before, especially with it hanging directly over his head… figuratively and literally.