Link Roundup

MLB details the surplus of quality arms in the Mets bullpen. Oops … guess that one doesn’t apply after last night.

Deadspin covers Lou Merloni’s report that the Boston Red Sox had a doctor instruct players on steroids. The Boston GM at the time, Dan Duquette, admitted there was such a meeting but that it was about educating the players on steroids, rather than condoning its use.

For the young pitchers out there, Zoe Rice has a close-up shot of Johan Santana’s change-up grip. Coming soon, a close-up shot of Santana’s grip on the necks of his poor-fielding, poor-hitting teammates.

TheRopolitans posts the results of the Twitter poll “Who’s to blame” for last night’s loss.

Last week, MiLB had a nice article on Wily Mo Pena‘s “return” to the Mets organization. Unfortunately, Pena went down with a calf injury the other day.

And here is Gary Dell’Abate (aka Baba Booey from the Howard Stern Show) throwing out the first pitch at Citi Field over the weekend:

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