Cutnpaste: – Ticket Sales, Dan Warthen, Carlos Beltran, Willie Harris, Brad Emaus

Ticket Sales:
Last week, the Mets let go a handful of full-time employees in the ticket office, according to a person with direct knowledge of the staff reductions. The team also did not rehire another dozen or so part-time workers who are typically brought in to answer the phones when tickets go on sale, the person said. Asked about the claim that ticket-office personnel had recently been let go, officials with the Mets would not comment.


Dan Warthen:

Darkness greets Dan Warthen when he arrives at the ballpark each morning. A lone security guard stands watch outside Digital Domain Park. Stadium floodlights brighten the landscape as Warthen, the Mets pitching coach, begins his routine around 5 a.m. The clubhouse is usually empty. Warthen designates 2½ hours to himself: coffee, a 4-mile walk on the treadmill, a light circuit of weights. Then he hunkers inside the coaches’ room and sets about his daily task of fortifying the hearts, minds and arms of his patchwork pitching staff.


Carlos Beltran:
Carlos Beltran is a week into his supervised running program, but said he’s unsure when he will meet with manager Terry Collins to discuss the outfield situation. The Mets originally said Beltran would need 7-10 days of running to evaluate his right knee in an effort to determine if he should play center field or right field. Beltran has been running the bases, but not at full speed. He could start seeing time at DH later in the week. “I’m not really that concerned about getting at-bats,” Beltran said. “The No. 1 thing is just making sure I’m healthy.”


Willie Harris:
After hitting a game-tying home run in Friday’s intrasquad scrimmage, Willie Harris hit a two-run blast in the 10th for the Mets yesterday. Harris, who tormented the Mets as a member of the Nationals, is attempting to make the team as a reserve outfielder.


Brad Emaus:
Brad Emaus – Born 3/28/1986 (24 years old) – 2B, NYM – A polished infield prospect via Tulane, Brad Emaus projects as a solid-average major league second baseman in the near future. He spent most of 2010 idling in AAA, slashing .298/.395/.495 (with 25 doubles and 8/10 steals) as a 24 year old, which means he should really receive MLB duty in 2011. Left unprotected by the Blue Jays in the December Rule V Draft (2010), he’ll try to stick on the Mets bench for 2011.



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