Blog Roundup: Monday Edition

The non-waiver trade deadline came and went on Sunday, and while the Houston Astros did their best to bolster the rosters of the Phillies and the Braves, the Mets made no further moves, avioding the fire sale that so many saw coming.  Meanwhile, the Mets followed their 5 game winning streak with a 2 game losing streak, while dropping the series in Washington.

To the blogs!

  • Midwestropolitan points out that Daniel Murphy knows he has a baserunning problem.  And admitting you have a problem is a first step.  Too bad there isn’t a Baserunner’s Anonymous.
  • Metstradamus sums Murphy up this way: “Every time the ball goes near him, whether it’s pitched to him, grounded to him, or thrown near him on the basepaths, Murphy will do something that you’ll remember for the rest of the week.”
  • Daily Stache wonders if the Mets will go to a six man rotation if Johan Santana comes back.
  • Real Dirty Mets has a rundown of Mets minor league action over the weekend.
  • Paul’s Random Baseball Stuff says the Mets are discounting tickets and doing some promotional giveaways this week to get you to come out to Citi.
  • MetsBlog examines Jon Niese’s sixth inning on Sunday, which proved to be his undoing.

Happy Monday, and don’t forget to read more about your favorite team from Queens on Mets Today.

Paul is a freelance writer, blogger, and broadcast technology professional residing in Denver. A New Jersey native, he is a long-suffering Mets fan, a recently-happy Giants fan, and bewildered Islanders fan. He's also a fair-weather Avalanche and Rockies supporter. In his spare time, he enjoys the three Gs: Golf, Guitars, and Games.
    • Joe Janish August 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm
      Thanks Joe! It’s been corrected.
      • Paul August 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm
        Thanks guys!
  1. Justin Silberman August 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    I see you guys have picked out a few of my posts from the daily stache for you blog table round up. Thanks guys I appreciate the publicity and notice you guys are giving my posts!
    • SiddFinch August 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm
      I like the idea of a six man rotation when Santana comes back.
    • Paul August 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm
      They’re worth linking to. Nice work.