Johan Santana is gradually getting back into action, while David Wright is out until at least next week. The latest out of the NL East:
Johan Santana: Mets ace may never be the same - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
Jeff Passan waxes poetic on the vagaries of shoulder injuries and Johan Santana.
Glare on Mets GM about to intensify - NYPOST.com
Joel Sherman of the NY POST says that GM Sandy Alderson's honeymoon period with the fans is nearly over.
Alderson: No big-market mandate to spend - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
Well this is interesting...SuperAgent Scott Boras is saying that teams in big markets that don't spend in the upper tier of clubs (like the 2012 New York Mets) are "violating baseball ethics." Not so fast, says Sandy Alderson. The Mets GM says that's just Boras trying to create a market for his players, which is pretty obvious. A meaningless exchange, no doubt, but interesting that Boras would suggest this after being one of the sole reasons those big market teams are spending so much in the first place.
- Phillies Notes: Amaro, Pierre, Halladay, Galvis - MLB Daily Dish
Mets Notes: David Wright Out Indefinitely, Ike Davis, Scott Hairston - MLB Daily Dish
David Wright is out indefinitely, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. Wright is still having discomfort in his rib cage and will miss time until it heals. Here's the latest on Wright's status and other similarly unfortunate news around the Mets...
Wright tabled until next week - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
Adam Rubin updates us on David Wright's injury status as "out until next week." And that's at the earliest.
Nationals pitcher, military brat Edwin Jackson Jr. is used to frequent moves and trades - The Washington Post
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post profiles Edwin Jackson and focuses on his many moves -- both as a baseball pro and as a kid in a military family. The key point, other than the obvious "he can handle it" is that he's a Boras client desperately struggling to control his own market when there's little he can do -- other than sign a short deal in a friendly stadium.