July 5: Mets Links and Open Thread

ESPN NY – Rather than shoulder the blame for overusing his bullpen and splitting a series with the lowly Nats, Jerry Manuel has gently shifted the blame to the front office, suggesting he needs more bullpen help. How passive aggressive of you, Jerry!

NY Post – It looks like the Wilpons may be forced to sell the Mets, if the team doesn’t play meaningful games in September. So there may be a silver lining to this year’s collapse, after all…

Mets Gazette – Frank Gray has some thoughts on the recent troubles of Blow-Rod and the rest of the Mets bullpen.

OnTheBlack – Should the Mets trade for Ty Wigginton? Kerel Cooper breaks it down:


The Mets (46-36) host the Reds (47-36) tonight at Citi Field. Mike Pelfrey (10-2, 2.93) will be opposed by Aaron Harang (6-7, 5.02).

Long Live Shea Stadium – A scouting report on tonight’s opposing pitcher, Aaron Harang.

ESPN New York – A preview of the upcoming series.