June 21: Afternoon Mets Links

MetsToday – Should the Mets trade prospects for a starting pitcher? Joe Janish (he owns this blog, btw) weighs in.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone says the issue of the Mets playing poorly on the road is off the table. FWIW, the Mets can continue to beat up on bad teams on the road when they travel to Florida and Washington next week.

ESPN – Buster Olney reports the Mets like Fausto Carmona, but completing a deal will be difficult because of the option years in his contract.

Bleacher Report – Joseph Vasquez thinks the Mets should trade Jenrry Mejia for Cliff Lee.

River Ave. Blues – Joseph Pawlikowski says the Mets coaching staff practically gave away a double to Jorge Posada by overshifting. Not sure I agree with it, but the level of research is impressive, complete with screencaps of yesterday’s game. Check it out and see for yourself.

Faith and Fear in Flushing – Greg Prince digs up the Mets 1978 yearbook. Is that John Stearns? I’m asking because I really don’t know.

ESPN New York – A preview of the upcoming three-game series against the visiting Detroit Tigers.

And via Bisons TV, here is video of Buffalo 1B Mike Jacobs flattening Indianapolis catcher Luke Carlin during a the Bisons game on June 20:


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  1. G-Fafif June 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    That is indeed the Dude, John Stearns, doing his best while all around him do whatever is they do. Remember: Mets Yearbook: 1978 debuts tonight on SNY at 6:30, reairs tomorrow afternoon at 1:00.
  2. John Fitzgerald June 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    Right on. Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out… 1978 yearbook leading in to Wally Backman's Cyclones… I'm there.