Just taking a breather from the Jose Reyes' commotion this morning for a couple of links. The Mets' rightfielders - past and future -- talked at length yesterday about hitting when Darryl Strawberry and Jeff Francoeur hung out together during batting practice. Strawberry remembers what it was like to be 26, and he spoke with Francoeur about confidence, as well as having a game plan for the upcoming season.

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Also, you can probably pencil in Kelvim Escobar for the disabled list when this season begins. Jerry Manuel said as much yesterday and that's thrown the whole 8th-inning scenario into disarray. And on the subject of relievers, Francisco Rodriguez is still suffering from pink eye and is planning to see a doctor tomorrow.