The Mets are in Puerto Rico to start a three-game series against the Florida Marlins. Here are your Monday morning Mets links:
NJ.com – Angel Pagan and Pedro Feliciano are excited to play in front of family and friends in Puerto Rico.
OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper is very concerned about the recent struggles of Johan Santana. Who isn’t?
Hot Foot Blog – Andrew Beaton doesn’t seem too concerned about Johan Santana. That makes one. Anyone else?
The Daily Stache – Mathias Kook Ganci says the Mets are here to stay.
NY Daily News – It doesn’t look like Carlos Beltran will join the Mets in Puerto Rico.
MetsBlog – Various reports indicate Bobby Valentine will not be the next manager of the Marlins. Nothing official yet…
Mets Police – Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Frank Cashen and Davey Johnson will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on July 31. You can attend the pre-game charity reception for a tax-deductible donation of $325.
(Via John Fitzgerald): And since most of you have seen the video of Wally Backman’s epic ejection in the South Coast League from a few years back, here is Wally’s explanation of what went down. The interview happened within minutes of the incident, disproving all the reports that Backman was in a blind rage. It’s also important to note that the umpire was suspended and fined for his actions on the field and Backman was not.