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Link Roundup: Wheeler, Marcum, Denver Layover

After splitting a two-game series with the Chicago White Sox, the Mets will play a makeup game in Denver today against the Rockies. This is a makegood for one of the games that was snowed out back in April. Back then, the temperature was in the 20s. Today, it’s expected to reach the mid-90s. So, at least, another snowstorm looks unlikely.

However, the Mets will have to cool off Rox outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who’s riding a 23-game hitting streak.

Former Rockie Eric Young, Jr. returns to Colorado for the first time since being waived by his old club. He’s been a revalation since joining the Mets in a trade that sent RHP Collin McHugh to Colorado. In his first couple of weeks, he’s been the leadoff spark the Mets have missed at the top of the order since Jose Reyes departed.

Zack Wheeler had trouble putting ChiSox hitters away on Tuesday, and was apparently tipping his pitches, as pointed out by Ron Darling, among others.

Last night, Shaun Marcum picked up his first win of the season, tossing 8 scoreless innings (a feat he also accomplished in relief during the infamous 20-inning game with the Marlins earlier this year).

Pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero will appear in the MLB futures game at Citi Field over the All-Star break. Incidentally, Mookie Wilson will manage team USA, and Edgardo Alfonzo will manage the World team.

Check out the Kranepool Society’s podcast featuring special guest Howie Rose.

With Ike Davis apparently finding his swing in Las Vegas, what is his future in the Mets organization?

Keep following the daily drama that is New York Mets baseball here on Mets Today.


Blog Roundup: Leap Year Edition

We only get to do this every 4 years or so: The Leap Year Edition of the Blog Roundup!  As a bonus, Spring Training is well underway on the 29th day of February, and there’s already much to talk about.

Here’s an extra day of Blogs:

  • Real Dirty Mets has a recap of a conference call the Mets held to allow bloggers to interview Terry Collins.
  • Kevin Burkhardt has an interview with Sandy Alderson and, as a bonus, the corner outfielders de Facto.
  • Mets 360 honors the return of the silent era with an acetate version of an Ed Kranepool baseball card.
  • Mets Police continues the retro trend with a Mets/Jets postcard of Shea Stadium.
  • The ‘Ropolitans was given a helpful suggestion from the MLB At Bat app.
  • Bleacher Report has a cautiously optimistic outlook for Frank Francisco.

That’s all for today.  Stay tuned to Mets Today for coverage of your favorite team 366 days a year!