Aug 9, 2010: Monday Mets Links – Bob Klapisch wants Wally Backman to replace Jerry Manuel… immediately.

Mets Gazette – Torre, Melvin or Backman? I’m always amazed how many Mets fans think Joe Torre is a competent manager. The Yankees don’t miss him and his mismanagement of his bullpen and rotation is positively Manuel-esque.

The Daily Stache – Kevin Kearns is unimpressed with the Mets alleged “youth movement” – a “movement” that consists of an overhyped former prospect and a light-hitting middle infielder with a nice glove.

MetsBlog – About that “youth movement”… F-Mart will be platooning with Jeff Francouer, but Francoeur will also play against some righties. In other words, F-Mart is the fourth outfielder, with benefits.

And here is video of OnTheBlack‘s Kerel Cooper answering the age old question, “Should the Mets trade Daniel Murphy?” Trade value? Danny Murphy? Really?