June 23: Wednesday Morning Mets Links

Daily Stache – Michael Ganci doesn’t want the Mets to trade the farm for Cliff Lee.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone seems to be confirming that the Mets will not trade for Cliff Lee. It looks like they will stick with what they have or trade for a lesser SP. Meaningful games in September, here we come!

Big League Stew – David Brown agrees with Joe Janish – Jerry Manuel was foolish to let Jon Niese come back after last night’s rain delay.

ESPN New York – Jerry Manuel defended his decision to bring back Niese by saying something about a no-hitter. Seriously?

Wall Street Journal – Mike Sielski has an interesting article about how Jerry Manuel learned how to manage by playing minor league ball for Jim Leyland. I don’t see any resemblance in the way they manage, but if you do, please share it in the comments section.

OnTheBlack – An interview with the batboy tasked with picking up the bats and balls that Wally Backman threw onto the field during his epic ejection.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin has a profile on Brooklyn Cyclones outfielder Cory Vaughn and his battle with Type 1 juvenile diabetes.

And via Hot Foot, Mets fifth draft pick Matt den Dekker (Twitter) making an amazing catch during the College World Series. Check out the profile of den Dekker over at Mack’s Mets.

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  1. John Fitzgerald June 23, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    Mets sign Ramon Ortiz. The reinforcements have arrived: http://www.metsblog.com/2010/06/23/mets-sign-ramo
  2. wohjr June 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    There was something on ESPN about Johan facing a sexual battery charge in Florida? Has anyone else heard anything about this? Supposedly happened back in October
  3. isuzudude June 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    There's also news of Bobby V in line to get the Marlins managerial job. This NL East just keeps getting tougher and tougher…