The Phillies and Mets can’t stop talking about each other this spring. Neither team has even played an exhibition game yet. The season series is going to be intense this year, more than past seasons. Of course, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Beltran got things started. Billy Wagner and an unnamed Philly player upped the ante to start talking about brawling. Kevin Kernan of the Post explains.
Soft spoken Carlos Beltran called out Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies. He said that with Johan Santana the Mets are the team to beat in the NL East this year. You can read about it everywhere but David Lennon at Newsday has a good account. Beltran said he doesn’t care if he gets booed in Philly either since he already gets the same treatment in Houston.