With this news, Buzz: Henry Blanco traveling to NYC for Physical it proves that the Mets have learned.
People are getting on them for signing aging backup catchers and backup shortstops, but the Mets have learned from 2009. Why waste money on starters? Starting players get injured. The 2009 Mets lost because their backups were awful, so this way they will have a good second string while the training staff hangs out in the whirpool room with the A-Team.
Just a theory.