Van Poppel joins bullpen hopefuls

Todd Van Poppel will try another team in his route-going career, suiting up this spring for the New York Mets. <P> The 33-year-old right-hander, once the prized jewel of the Oakland A's farm system, signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Monday and was invited to the club's spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
February 15, 2005