Archive for June, 2010

June 30: PM Mets Links and Open Thread

MetsMerized – Stephen Hanks doesn’t trust Jerry Manuel in a pennant race. MetsToday – Who should be the #1 starter for the Mets, if they make the playoffs? 62% of MetsToday readers say it should be Cliff Lee… Take the poll! TedQuarters – Ted Berg isn’t sold on Cliff Lee Mania. NY Post – In […]

Gameday Open Thread, Link Dump

Daily Mets Poll: Game 1 Starter

The Mets are positioned for a serious playoff run – they are 1.5 games behind the division leading Braves and a half game ahead of the Reds in the wildcard standings. Rumors continue to swirl about the team’s interest in Cliff Lee (among others), but doubts persist about Johan Santana’s health and effectiveness. Meanwhile, Mike […]

poll
0

June 30: Mid-Week Mets Links, Morning Edition

The Daily Stache – Kevin Kearns thinks last night’s game might increase the chances we will see Cliff Lee in a Mets uniform this season. NY Post – Joel Sherman reports that a deal for Cliff Lee will have to include Jenrry Mejia and Wilmer Flores. MetsToday – According to our poll, 26% of MetsToday […]

Link Dump

Mets Game 77: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 7 Mets 6 Ugh … as in, “Ugh-la”. Dan Uggla bounced a grounder through the middle of the artificial infield to bring home Jorge Cantu from second base to give the Fish a 7-6 victory in the bottom of the ninth in San Juan. I guess you call that a “walkoff single”? Hmm … […]

Mets 2010 Games
0

June 29: PM Mets Links and Open Thread

SNY – How badly do the Mets need another starting pitcher? Dan Graziano thinks Carlos Zambrano should be on the list of possible trade targets. NY Daily News – Denis Hamill has a nice article about why he loves watching Cyclones games. Bleacher Report – Metszilla (probably not his/her real name) wants the Mets to […]

Gameday Open Thread, Link Dump

Daily Mets Poll: Who Should Be Untouchable?

Yesterday’s poll asked if the Mets should go after Ted Lilly instead of Cliff Lee. Today, I ask you this: Assuming the Mets will go after a quality veteran starting pitcher, which young players/prospects should be excluded from all trade discussions? Granted, a specific pitcher will dictate a specific combination of prospects that will be […]

poll
0

Minaya: Beltran At Least One Week Away

Despite rumblings that Carlos Beltran could be back sometime this week, it seems like Beltran is still at least one week away from returning: “Somewhere, in about a week’s time, we are going to evaluate him again,” GM Omar Minaya said Monday. Until that time, Beltran will not advance beyond the Single-A St. Lucie Mets.  […]

Player Notes

Replacements for Hisanori Takahashi

Note: this is a post written by MetsToday sabermetric guru Matt Himelfarb In seven starts, here are Hisanori Takahashi’s numbers to date: 38.1 IP 15.85% K rate 7.32% BB rate 1.31 HR/9 8.62% HR/FB 5.16 FIP Those numbers are unworthy of a spot in the rotation, even for a fifth starter. The long-ball has been […]

Opinion and Analysis

Changes At MetsToday

If you have been visiting MetsToday for a while, then yesterday’s changes may have caught you a bit by surprise.

Latest Post

June 29: Tuesday Morning Mets Links

MetsToday – Should the Mets trade for Cliff Lee or Ted Lilly? Or none of the above? Take the poll! OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper reminds us that the Mets could use some bullpen help. MetsBlog – Oliver Perez will begin his rehab assignment soon. USA Today – It looks like Bobby Valentine might still be […]

Link Dump

Mets Game 76: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 10 Mets 3 Rumor has it that someone used up all of R.A. Dickey’s “hair tonic“. Those too young to know what I’m talking about, switch the remote to Turner Classic Movies every once in a while. Hiram Bithorn Stadium was more like Homerun Ball-hit Stadium, as leather-covered spheres flew over the fence in […]

Mets 2010 Games
0

June 28: PM Mets Links, Puerto Rico Preview & Open Thread

MetsBlog – The weather forecast for the upcoming Mets-Marlin series: Rainy with a chance of rain, with intermittent thundershowers and periods of RAIN. MetsToday – As of this writing, Mets fans seem to favor bringing in Cliff Lee over Ted Lilly, by a 2-to-1 margin. Have you voted? ESPN New York – Jenrry Mejia left […]

Gameday Open Thread, Link Dump

Poll: Cliff Lee or Ted Lilly?

Joel Sherman is reporting that the Mets have interest in Cliff Lee and would not require a a negotiating window to extend his contract. In other words, the Mets would be renting Lee, most likely for Jenrry Mejia and Angel Pagan. And even if the Mets can outbid other suitors, such as the Twins, for […]

Pitching Staff
0

Weird: Orosco Jr. and Backman Jr. Playing on Same Minor League Team

The Tucson Toros of the independent California League have signed reliever Jesse Orosco Jr. Orosco Jr. is the son of former Mets reliever Jesse Orosco, obviously. He is a right-handed reliever, which seems kind of weird, but that’s not the point. The point is, Orosco Jr. will be joining Wally Backman Jr. on the Toros […]

Mets 2010 Games

June 28: Monday Morning Mets Links

The Mets are in Puerto Rico to start a three-game series against the Florida Marlins. Here are your Monday morning Mets links: NJ.com – Angel Pagan and Pedro Feliciano are excited to play in front of family and friends in Puerto Rico. OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper is very concerned about the recent struggles of Johan […]

Link Dump