Mets in Plainclothes

Zoe Rice had her paparazzi snap photos of Mets players drowning their sorrows hanging out at the hotel bar in Pittsburgh.

Priced Out of the Citi has an Ode to Brad Lidge which reminds me a bit of Dr. Seuss.

Wilson Valdez in a ninja suit? Hat tip to the previous for forwarding me to A Day in the Life of Brian Stokes, a laugh-out-loud commentary by Sam Page at Amazin’ Avenue.

On a more serious note, Dave Mills writes of altered expectations at Mike’s Mets.

Finally, Metstradamus wonders what Snoop Dog will do with Ryan Church with three lefties throwing for Philly this week.

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.