June 22: PM Mets Links and Open Thread

Bergen Record – Steve Popper reports that Jerry Manuel’s erratic statements on personnel matters may be rubbing some people the wrong way. Go figure. [via MetsBlog]

NY Daily News – In his latest erratic statement, Jerry Manuel indicates he wants an ace, but he cautions that the Mets may not need one because they will be getting Oliver Perez and John Maine back before long. HUH?

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper wants to know what you think is an acceptable performance for the Mets in the upcoming six games against the Tigers and Twins.

SILive – Carlos Beltran will begin his rehab stint in Port St. Lucie on Thursday.

Long Live Shea Stadium – A discussion of John Maine’s mechanics and his future with the Mets.

Long Live Shea Stadium – A scouting report on the pitcher the Mets will face tonight – Detroit’s Justin Verlander.


The Mets (39-30) will take on the Tigers (38-30) tonight at Citi Field. Jon Niese (4-2, 3.64)will be opposed by Justin Verlander (8-4, 3.94). Here is the Mets lineup, via ESPN NY’s Andrew Marchand:

Reyes, SS
Pagan, CF
Wright, 3B
Davis, 1B
Bay, LF
Barajas, C
Francoeur, RF
Tejada, 2B
Niese, P


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  1. MikeTomaselli June 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    4-2 is reasonable, as well as fantastic.
  2. planethardball June 22, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    I'm gonna say 2-4. These are real teams with good managers.