Archive: June 30th, 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 an update to last week’s WWWBD post, Stephen Brown explains why Wally Backman got himself ejected on a home run call while his team had a double digit lead…. Wally was upset that an ump’s bad call was going to tack two bogus earned runs onto his pitcher’s ERA. AWESOME!

TheRoPolitans – Andrew Vazzano tells an idiot to stop being an idiot. Good luck with THAT.

Faith and Fear – A post titled “The Awesomeness of Ralph Kiner.” Do you need anything more than that to check it out? (via The Mets Police)

MetsBlog – The Mets have signed their third-round pick, catcher Blake Forsythe.


The Mets (43-34) try to avoid a sweep tonight as they take on the Marlins (37-40) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mike Pelfrey (10-2, 2.71) will be opposed by Florida’s Chris Volstad (4-7, 4.40). Be sure to check out the scouting report on Chris Volstad over at Long Live Shea Stadium.


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 Pelfrey is establishing himself as one of the top young pitchers in the National League.

So… assuming you could have Santana, Pelfrey, or any of the rumored trade targets to start the first game of a playoff series, who would it be?

For the purposes of this poll, don’t worry about the prospects or money required to obtain an outside pitcher. Just tell us who you are most confident in as a Game 1 starter.

Who Do You Want to Start Game 1?

  • Cliff Lee (59%, 104 Votes)
  • Johan Santana (19%, 34 Votes)
  • Mike Pelfrey (19%, 34 Votes)
  • Other (Specify in the Comments Section) (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 175

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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 readers think Mejia should not be traded under any circumstances. Only 16% say that Flores should be untouchable. Take the poll and let your voice be heard!

MetsBlog – Ollie Perez begins his rehab assignment today! Woohoo! Wait, that means Ollie comes back in 30 days or less? Uh oh.

Baseball Digest – A look at Jason Bay’s first half non-performance.

And here is Kerel Cooper’s take on Jerry Manuel’s late-inning strategy during last night’s game: