MetsToday – Remember Jason Vargas? He’s doing pretty well for himself these days.
New York Post – Dan Martin reports that several Mets are in favor of bringing in another veteran starting pitcher.
Wall Street Journal – Yet another look at the failed plan to use Jenrry Mejia as a reliever at the major league level.
ESPN New York – Adam Rubin points out that demoting Mejia may increase his trade value, because he will now be under control until 2016.
OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper has the skinny on the Mets supporting volunteer efforts in the local community.
New York Times – David Waldstein writes about the nearly extinct knuckleball glove.
The Brooklyn Paper – Wally Backman’s Brooklyn Cyclones overcame horrendous tie-dyed uniforms to beat the Aberdeen Ironbirds, 5-2. If you watched the game on SNY, you got to see an opposite field home run by Cory Vaughn and a perfectly executed squeeze play by Bill Cherry.
And via Can’t Stop the Bleeding on Twitter, here is a photo from last night’s Cyclones game. If you look near 3B, you can see Wally Backman in the aforementioned tie-dyed uniform:
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John Fitzgerald is an independent film/TV producer. In 2007, he followed former Mets 2B Wally Backman and his minor league team for the TV show, "Playing for Peanuts." Click here for DVD ordering information NOTE: $5 from each sale goes to maintenance costs of MetsToday.com