Must-click link: Felix Pie goes nuts


Orioles outfielder Felix Pie recently got picked off first base while playing for Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League. He wasn’t too happy about it.

I won’t spoil this one too much, but Pie owes that first base coach a steak dinner or something. We can laugh at this now, but this could have turned very, very ugly.

(Hat-tip to Roch Kubatko of

Michael Conforto unlikely to be on the Mets’ Opening Day roster

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters today that it was “unlikely” that Michael Conforto will make the opening roster.

Not shocking given the shoulder surgery he had back in September, but given that he seems to be recovering more quickly than first anticipated, it was worth Alderson’s time to make the announcement. Indeed, back in December it was not expected that he’d see much if any game action at all during spring training, but here he is, playing DH today in the Mets game against the Cardinals.

Conforto missed the last six weeks of the 2017 season with a left shoulder injury and underwent surgery in early September to repair a tear of the posterior capsule in his shoulder. He finished the season batting .279/.384/.555 with 27 home runs and 68 RBI in 440 plate appearances. By the looks of things, he should be back some time in April.