You Pick the Cover

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Gotham Baseball magazine is giving YOU — the Mets fan — the chance to pick the cover of their next issue.

Shown above, all three cover options feature newly acquired ace pitcher Johan Santana, but with different backgrounds.

The depiction of Johan was created by Gotham Baseball artist John Pennisi, who paints a picture for every “GB” cover. Very classy … one day I believe these covers will be collector’s items.

Oh, and if you register at the Gotham Baseball forums, cast your vote, and provide your mailing address, you get FREE subscription to Gotham Baseball magazine as a thank you for your time and effort. Pretty nice deal, eh? No-brainer, from this point of view.

So go vote for your favorite cover … personally, I like the “vintage” option.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.