July 9: Afternoon Mets Links and Open Thread
NY Times – LeBron James Cliff Lee is going to the Yankees. Probably…
Joel Sherman on Twitter – …or not?
MetsToday – The Mets farm system wasn’t good enough to land Cliff Lee, according to sources close to the Daily News. But I thought Omar Minaya had the prospects but chose instead to exercise caution to keep his prized farm system intact?
Faith and Fear in Flushing – Greg Prince writes about Bobby Valentine’s recent flirtation with the Marlins and the track record of former Mets managers (usually) failing to establish themselves as managers for other franchises.
Newsday – The Mets were giving away free tickets on Tuesday, to former season ticket holders.
The Daily Stache – Edwin Vasquez wants the real Mets to stand up. He also wants Alfonso Soriano to play second base.
MetsToday – The Mets have promoted Nick Evans and demoted Ryota Igarashi.
The Mets (47-38) take on the Braves (50-35) in the first of a three-game set at Citi Field. R.A. Dickey (6-1, 2.62) will face Tommy Hanson (8-5, 4.19).
Tonight’s lineup features Jose Reyes (who will only bat from the right side, due to his lingering oblique injury) batting second: