Tuesday Afternoon Mets News Links…
Not much big news. Ollie is dominating much of the Mets talk today… Luis Castillo is still injury prone… Here we go:
MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone points out that Jon Heyman thinks Oliver Perez will be with the Mets for the foreseeable future.
New York Mets Report – John Delcos points out that no matter how bad it looks, Perez is simply exercising his contractual rights. You can blame Omar for that.
NY Post – Mike Puma reports that Luis Castillo’s right foot has caught a case of the ouchies from his left foot. This is not good. Now Castillo is going to have to learn to be a scrappy second baseman while playing on his hands… or a DL stint could be in the offing.
NY Daily News – Sources close to the Mets insist the Mets were never close to replacing Jerry Manuel with Bob Melvin. Does anyone actually believe that?
Sportsnet.ca – Sportsnet is reporting that the Pirates have traded for recently DFA’d 26-year old southpaw Dana Eveland. Eveland has been awful recently for the Blue Jays, but you have to wonder if the Mets considered trading for him. For the record, the Pirates gave up a minor league reliever for Eveland.
ESPN-NY – Mark Simon shares all kinds of stats and significant developMETS. For example, why Johan Santana and David Wright are going in different directions, and how Angel Pagan and Rod Barajas are two of the most surprising players over the last month.