Monday Afternoon Link Dump

ESPN-NY – Mark Simon compares Ike Davis to John Olerud, inducing me to scream.

Amazin’ Avenue
– Eric Simon uses numbers and a graph to support what we all kind of suspected: the Mets don’t score many runs. And he mentions Chico Walker, which is reason enough to read the article.

Neil Best via Twitter – Good news for Mets fans! There will be PLENTY of very affordable tickets available for those meaning(less)ful games in September! (And you think I’m always negative)

The Real Dirty – TRS86 describes “The Omar Effect”, which essentially explains how a certain GM in Flushing may as well use a dartboard to plan each season. Although it has no bearing, I had a TRS-80 in junior high.

MetsmerizedOnline – Also in regard to planning, Joe D learns of another way to describe the Mets’ strategy — as “chasing their own tails” — which he discovered while reading an article describing David Wright’s “hunger”. Hmm … maybe we’ll see David doing ‘Hungry Man’ commercials soon; that would be more appropriate than seeing him behind the wheel of a Lincoln.

It could be something like this, and he could do it with, say, R.A. Dickey:

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