July 9: Afternoon Mets Links and Open Thread

NY TimesLeBron 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:


  1. loge mezzanine July 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    For the record, and it will probably change another 25 times before tomorrow morning, our sources think the team that jumped in and “stole” Lee from the Yankees is the Texas Rangers… Justin Smoak, anyone?