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Tech Sgt. Mike Bursaw of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command Parachute Team lands with a U.S. flag during the national anthem at a spring training baseball game between the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers. (March 22, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

Scenes from Port St. Lucie, Fla. as the Mets prepare for the season.

New York Mets pitcher D.J. Carrasco throws during
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New York Mets pitcher D.J. Carrasco throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Florida Marlins. (March 25, 2011)

New York Mets pitcher D.J. Carrasco throws during
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New York Mets pitcher D.J. Carrasco throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Florida Marlins. (March 25, 2011)

The New York Mets warm up before a
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The New York Mets warm up before a spring training baseball game against the Florida Marlins. (March 25, 2011)

New York Mets' Daniel Murphy (28) avoids the
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New York Mets' Daniel Murphy (28) avoids the tag by St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker and safely steals second during the first inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 23, 2011)

New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws
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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (March 23, 2011)

New York Mets left fielder Lucas Duda, right,
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New York Mets left fielder Lucas Duda, right, singles off a pitch by Detroit Tigers pitcher Brad Penny (31) in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 22, 2011)

New York Mets' Willie Harris, right, is high-fived
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New York Mets' Willie Harris, right, is high-fived by teammate Brad Emaus (68) after hitting a grand slam as Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila, center, looks on in the second inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 22, 2011)

New York Mets' Pat Misch throws a pitch
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New York Mets' Pat Misch throws a pitch in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers. (March 22, 2011)

Tech Sgt. Mike Bursaw of the U.S. Air
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Tech Sgt. Mike Bursaw of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command Parachute Team lands with a U.S. flag during the national anthem at a spring training baseball game between the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers. (March 22, 2011)

New York Mets' Willie Harris, center, and teammates
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New York Mets' Willie Harris, center, and teammates looks to the sky as members of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command Parachute Team skydive during the national anthem before a spring training baseball game between the Mets and the Detroit Tigers. (March 22, 2011)

New York Mets' Willie Harris hits a grand
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New York Mets' Willie Harris hits a grand slam in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers. (March 22, 2011)

New York Mets' Angel Pagan, bottom, is forced
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New York Mets' Angel Pagan, bottom, is forced out by Detroit Tigers' Will Rhymes, on a grounder by New York Mets' David Wright, not pictured, in the first inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 22, 2011)

New York Mets' David Wright hits an RBI
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New York Mets' David Wright hits an RBI double in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers. (March 22, 2011)

New York Mets' Angel Pagan (16) beats out
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New York Mets' Angel Pagan (16) beats out the throw to Atlanta Braves first baseman Eric Hinske (20) during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 18, 2011)

New York Mets' David Wright, left, is congratulated
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New York Mets' David Wright, left, is congratulated at home by Ike Davis, center, and Angel Pagan (16) after his two-run home run during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 18, 2011)

New York Mets' Jose Reyes (7) is tagged
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New York Mets' Jose Reyes (7) is tagged out at home by Atlanta Braves catcher David Ross during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 18, 2011)

New York Mets pitcher D.J. Carrasco throws during
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New York Mets pitcher D.J. Carrasco throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves. (March 18, 2011)

New York Mets left fielder Lucas Duda (21)
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New York Mets left fielder Lucas Duda (21) makes the out on Atlanta Braves' Nate McLouth during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 18, 2011)

Boston Red Sox base runner Jacoby Ellsbury, left,
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Boston Red Sox base runner Jacoby Ellsbury, left, scores on a two-run single by teammate Carl Crawford as New York Mets catcher Josh Thole, right, reaches for the ball in the third inning of a spring training baseball game on St. Patrick's Day in Fort Myers, Fla. (March 17, 2011)

New York Mets third baseman Chin-lung Hu makes
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New York Mets third baseman Chin-lung Hu makes a diving catch on a ground out by Boston Red Sox's Lars Anderson during the second inning of a spring training baseball game on St. Patrick's Day in Fort Myers, Fla. (March 17, 2011)

New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese delivers to
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New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese delivers to Boston Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury in the first inning of a spring training baseball game on St. Patrick's Day in Fort Myers, Fla. (March 17, 2011)

New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese delivers the
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New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese delivers the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a spring training baseball game on St. Patrick's Day in Fort Myers, Fla. (March 17, 2011)

New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese delivers to
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New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese delivers to Boston Red Sox batter Jacoby Ellsbury during the first inning of a spring training baseball game on St. Patrick's Day in Fort Myers, Fla. (March 17, 2011)

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy dives,
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New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy dives, but can't make the play on a two RBI single by Boston Red Sox Carl Crawford in the third inning of a spring training baseball game on St. Patrick's Day in Fort Myers, Fla. (March 17, 2011)

New York Mets' Ruben Tejada walks off the
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New York Mets' Ruben Tejada walks off the field after popping out in the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (March 10, 2011)

Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth is doubled off first
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Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth is doubled off first base by New York Mets' Nick Evans during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 10, 2011)

New York Mets' Lucas Duda (21) hi-fives teammate
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New York Mets' Lucas Duda (21) hi-fives teammate Ruben Tejada (11) after hitting a three-run home run in the ninth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (March 10, 2011)

New York Mets' Ruben Tejada pours a handful
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New York Mets' Ruben Tejada pours a handful of sunflower seeds in the dugout during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (March 10, 2011)

New York Mets' Chin-lung Hu (25) is safe
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New York Mets' Chin-lung Hu (25) is safe at first base as he collides with Washington Nationals first baseman Michael Aubrey (10) during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 10, 2011)

New York Mets' Daniel Murphy reacts in the
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New York Mets' Daniel Murphy reacts in the dugout after striking out in the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (March 10, 2011)

Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey warms up during
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Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey warms up during a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers. (Mar. 7, 2011)

New York Mets' Carlos Beltran singles to right
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New York Mets' Carlos Beltran singles to right field in the second inning in a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox. (March 6, 2011)

New York Mets' Carlos Beltran (15) slides safely
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New York Mets' Carlos Beltran (15) slides safely home from second base after teammate Daniel Murphy's single to right field in a spring training game. (March 5, 2011)

New York Mets' Ike Davis (29) rounds third
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New York Mets' Ike Davis (29) rounds third base after his two-run home run during a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox. (March 5, 2011)

New York Mets' Lucas Duda hits a home
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New York Mets' Lucas Duda hits a home run against the Boston Red Sox in a spring training game. (March 5, 2011)

March 2011: In what may be his last
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March 2011: In what may be his last chance to prove he can make an impact in MLB, Martinez is off to a nice start in spring training. As of March 9, he's hitting .458 (7-for-20) with two doubles and a home run. As of March 11, he was sent down to the minor-league camp.

New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey walks
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New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey walks off the mound during a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves. (March 5, 2011)

New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey throws
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New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves. (March 5, 2011)

New York Mets' Fernando Martinez doubles during the
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New York Mets' Fernando Martinez doubles during the sixth inning to score two runs in a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves. (March 5, 2011)

New York Mets left fielder Nick Evans (6)
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New York Mets left fielder Nick Evans (6) is greeted by teammate Kirk Nieuwenhuis after scoring on a hit by Fernando Martinez, not pictured during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves. (March 5, 2011)

New York Mets outfielder Willie Harris warms up
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New York Mets outfielder Willie Harris warms up before a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves. (March 5, 2011)

New York Mets catcher Josh Thole (30) warms
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New York Mets catcher Josh Thole (30) warms up before a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves. (March 5, 2011)

Atlanta Braves guest instructor Dale Murphy, let, embraces
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Atlanta Braves guest instructor Dale Murphy, let, embraces New York Mets bench coach Ken Oberkfell before the start of a spring training baseball game. (March 5, 2011)

New York Mets relief pitcher Manuel Alvarez is
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New York Mets relief pitcher Manuel Alvarez is congratulated by teammate catcher Mike Nickeas after his win over the Florida Marlins in a spring training baseball game. (March 4, 2011)

New York Mets runner Scott Hairston (12) is
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New York Mets runner Scott Hairston (12) is tagged out by Florida Marlins catcher Dusty Ryan during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 4, 2011)

New York Mets catcher Mike Nickeas (13) watches
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New York Mets catcher Mike Nickeas (13) watches as fans battle for a foul ball during a spring training baseball game against the Florida Marlins. (March 4, 2011)

Pitcher Chris Young #55 of the New York
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Pitcher Chris Young #55 of the New York Mets throws against the Florida Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. (March 4, 2011)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets slides safely into home at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

First baseman Allen Craig #21 of the St.
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First baseman Allen Craig #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals cannot make a play on Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York
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Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the New York
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Shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets catches Nick Stavinoha #34 of the St. Louis Cardinals stealing second base at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Willie Harris #22 of the New York Mets
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Willie Harris #22 of the New York Mets bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets
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Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets bats against the St. Louis Cardinals. (March 3, 2011)

Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York
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Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets
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David Wright #5 of the New York Mets plays the field against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York
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Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York
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Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the New York
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Shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets bats against the St. Louis Cardinals. (March 3, 2011)

Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York
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Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York
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Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York
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Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

St. Louis Cardinals' Adron Chambers, right, is tagged
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St. Louis Cardinals' Adron Chambers, right, is tagged out by New York Mets second baseman Jordany Valdespin after being caught in a rundown between second and third during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 2, 2011)

New York Mets' Jason Bay sits on the
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New York Mets' Jason Bay sits on the bench during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (March 2, 2011)

Washington Nationals' Corey Brown slides safely into third
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Washington Nationals' Corey Brown slides safely into third base as New York Mets' Russ Adams, left, reaches for the throw during the seventh inning. (March 1, 2011)

New York Mets' Jose Reyes (7) slides across
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New York Mets' Jose Reyes (7) slides across home plate to score a run as Washington Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez, left, tags him during the first inning. (March 1, 2011)

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) slides into second
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) slides into second base as he tries to break up a double play as New York Mets second baseman Brad Emaus makes the throw to first during the fifth inning. (March 1, 2011)

New York Mets' Fernando Martinez (26) is tagged
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New York Mets' Fernando Martinez (26) is tagged out by Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa, right, while trying to steal second base during the fifth inning. (March 1, 2011)

Washington Nationals' Michael Morse (38) is tagged out
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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse (38) is tagged out by New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes while trying to steal second base during the second inning. (March 1, 2011)

New York Mets' Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch
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New York Mets' Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the first inning. (March 1, 2011)

New York Mets third baseman David Wright, right,
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New York Mets third baseman David Wright, right, signs autographs for fans before a spring training game against the Washington Nationals. (March 1, 2011)

The Mets' Carlos Beltran smiles during batting practice
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The Mets' Carlos Beltran smiles during batting practice before the start of a spring training game. (Feb. 28, 2011)

Mets relief pitcher Jason Isringhausen throws during a
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Mets relief pitcher Jason Isringhausen throws during a spring training game against Washington. (Feb. 28, 2011)

The Mets' Angel Pagan hits a solo home
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The Mets' Angel Pagan hits a solo home run during the first inning of a spring training game against the Washington Nationals. (Feb. 28, 2011)

Washington's Roger Bernadina steals second as the throw
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Washington's Roger Bernadina steals second as the throw gets away from Mets second baseman Luis Castillo, front, during a spring training game. (Feb. 28, 2011)

Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy loses his hat
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Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy loses his hat as he catches a ball hit by Washington's Nyjer Morgan in foul territory during a spring training game. (Feb. 28, 2011)

Washington's Wilson Ramos, right, scores on a fielder's
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Washington's Wilson Ramos, right, scores on a fielder's choice as he avoids a tag by Mets catcher Mike Nickeas during a spring training baseball game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2011)

The Mets' Carlos Beltran pauses during batting practice
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The Mets' Carlos Beltran pauses during batting practice before the start of a spring training game against the Washington Nationals. (Feb. 28, 2011)

Mets relief pitcher Jason Isringhausen throws during a
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Mets relief pitcher Jason Isringhausen throws during a spring training game against the Nationals in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2011)

Pedro Beato during spring training workout at
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Pedro Beato during spring training workout at Digital Domain stadium in Port St. Lucie. (Feb. 23, 2011)

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