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Link Roundup: End of Year

Before we begin, I wish you a happy and healthy New Year, and perhaps a few pleasant surprises from our favorite baseball team from Queens.  One of my resolutions is to write more, so we’ll see how that works out…

So, what should the Mets resolve to do this year?

Meanwhile, today is a day for reflection on a year that is now (dare I say) in the books.  A lot happened in Metsville in 2012, not all of it positive, naturally, but they certainly gave us a lot to talk about.  R.A. Dickey certainly gave us a lot to remember before heading north of the border, including the classy way he connected to Mets fans.

The Mets addressed one organizational need in the Dickey trade, getting back the top catching prospect in baseball, Travis d’Arnaud, but they still have a gap in the outfield.  Could they fulfill it with another trade?  Or maybe someone within the organization can step up.

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post left Mike Piazza off his Hall of Fame ballot, but not for the reasons you might think.

The Mets continue to shop in the freezer section, as Scott Boras put it, this offseason.  Pitchers and catchers report on February 11th, so they might want to head to the checkout aisle soon.

 

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Blog Roundup: Big News Day

Wednesday was a big news day in the world of sports, mostly in the NFL.  But the best news for the Mets didn’t include the words “Tebow” or “Saints.”  Johan Santana breezed through the World Champion Cardinals’ opening day lineup de facto.  He struck out 6, walked none, and surrendered 1 run on 6 hits in 6 IP, all while throwing an efficient 69 pitches.  Meanwhile, with the injured Andres Torres‘s immediate future in doubt, the Mets scramble to find a center fielder.

Blogging-ing:

  • NYBD looks at an unorthodox option for the Mets in CF (the man Cardinals announcer Mike Shannon referred to as “Jeremy Valdespin”).
  • Daily Stache hopes the injuries heal – time is running out.
  • Amazin’ Avenue explores the start of Johan the Man.
  • Hardball Talk has Jason Bay volunteering to play center for the Mets.  What, Hojo and Juan Samuel weren’t available?
  • Rising Apple suggests the Mets give Mike Pelfrey the ol’ Ollie Perez treatment.
  • The Bitter Bill has some good news and some bad news.  It really doesn’t matter which one goes first.

Spring Training is in full swing, and so is Mets Today – and we’re in mid-season form.

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