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Mike Pelfrey and Jenrry Mejia impress; Moises Alou discusses Fernando Martinez

Mike Pelfrey allowed one run in four innings today and was excited about the effectiveness of his offspeed pitches, sarcastically saying he might just fulfil his goal of "One day I want to become an actual pitcher." (He was referring to the fact he mostly throws sinkers.)

Jenrry Mejia continues to pitch lights-out baseball, tossing a six-pitch inning. Kid's clearly got great stuff. Now it's just a matter of deciding whether the Mets really want to go this route and bring him north as a reliever. "I'm ready for whatever they want me to do," Mejia said. "I'm ready."

Finally, I had a nice chat today with Moises Alou about Fernando Martinez, who is an offensive machine right now. He had a three-run home run today and is 14-for-26 in spring training with two doubles, two triples, three home runs and 10 RBIs. Alou was the general manager of the Dominican winter-league team that Martinez played on and Alou said he told him many times this winter it's time for Martinez to decide he's ready to be a successful major-leaguer. Early indications say the message has sunk in.

BTW, I asked Alou how he's doing these days. "Everything is going great," Alou said. "I'm at the beach here. I'm at my house looking at the bay. It’s 85 degrees and I'm about to go fishing in a little bit." Not a bad life, eh?

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