June 30: PM Mets Links and Open Thread

MetsMerized – Stephen Hanks doesn’t trust Jerry Manuel in a pennant race.

MetsToday – Who should be the #1 starter for the Mets, if they make the playoffs? 62% of MetsToday readers say it should be Cliff Lee… Take the poll!

TedQuarters – Ted Berg isn’t sold on Cliff Lee Mania.

NY Post – In an update to last week’s WWWBD post, Stephen Brown explains why Wally Backman got himself ejected on a home run call while his team had a double digit lead…. Wally was upset that an ump’s bad call was going to tack two bogus earned runs onto his pitcher’s ERA. AWESOME!

TheRoPolitans – Andrew Vazzano tells an idiot to stop being an idiot. Good luck with THAT.

Faith and Fear – A post titled “The Awesomeness of Ralph Kiner.” Do you need anything more than that to check it out? (via The Mets Police)

MetsBlog – The Mets have signed their third-round pick, catcher Blake Forsythe.


The Mets (43-34) try to avoid a sweep tonight as they take on the Marlins (37-40) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mike Pelfrey (10-2, 2.71) will be opposed by Florida’s Chris Volstad (4-7, 4.40). Be sure to check out the scouting report on Chris Volstad over at Long Live Shea Stadium.

  1. Kerel Cooper June 30, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    This lineup sure does look different with no Reyes & Pagan at the top…
  2. loge mezzanine June 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    Sure does… Reyes is out with a stiff back – http://twitter.com/KBurkhardtSNY/status/17444872353
  3. isuzudude July 1, 2010 at 9:27 am
    Stephen Hanks is very smart and Andrew Vazzano sounds like a jealous 5-year old.