Link Roundup: Banner Day and Matt Harvey

Banner Day

As you may have heard, the game on May 26th was moved to 8 PM to accommodate ESPN’s broadcast.  May 26th is Banner Day.  Many fans felt passionate that Banner Day should be a day game, as is tradition.  And the Mets have listened.  They’re giving you, the fan, a chance to vote on what date Banner Day should now take place.  Should it remain on the 26th, or be moved to another date, like the 11th?

Looking ahead to the season, one positive we have to look forward to is the continued development of RHP Matt Harvey.  He clearly has the raw stuff, mechanics, and makeup to be a number one or two starter, but the proof is in the pudding.  Harvey will have to be more consistent with his command to maintain success at the major league level.

Harvey has qualified for Sports Illustrated’s “Verducci Effect” list in 2013, however.  It’s a system of analysis that SI writer Tom Verducci took largely from former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson.  How legitimate is the Verducci Effect?  In recent years, some people feel it’s been largely unreliable.

The Mets signed ol’ reliable Pedro Feliciano to a minor league contract.  You got any complaints about that?

Finally, looking back at Mets history, Rising Apple pays a nice tribute to Tommie Agee.

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.
  1. Dan B January 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    I see the Mets lost another Hall of Fame pitcher from their staff. Sandy Koufax signed with the Dodgers to be a spring training teacher. He was last seen deleting Fred Wilpon’s name from his cell phone after Fred introduced him to Bernie Madoff.. Well, it is not like the Mets were developing a young pitching staff that needed guidance from an once in a generation pitcher. Maybe Pat Zachery will take Koufax’s place.
  2. Paul Festa January 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    Even Koufax knows not to be seen around the Wilpons.
  3. Joe Janish January 22, 2013 at 9:47 pm
    Tom Verducci is not even on twitter. How can you trust someone who refuses to tweet?
  4. Jujo January 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    Hi Joe-on an unrelated topic, why did the Mets get out of Norfolk as their AAA team? They have gone from New Orleans to Buffalo to Las Vegas now…is this another financial and operational blunder by the Wilpons?