Tag: Link Dump

June 26: Saturday Mets Links and Open Thread

MetsToday – Buried deep within his recap of last night’s game, Joe Janish wonders if Francisco Rodriguez is having ankle problems.

Brooklyn Met Fan – Mike Pelfrey’s performance in last night’s game has allayed the fears of BMF.

OnTheBlack – Despite the naysayers, Kerel Cooper says David Wright IS clutch.

NY Daily News – Just days after he was nailed by TMZ for extracurricular activities, Johan Santana says his elbow isn’t fully recovered from surgery. Interesting timing.

Amazin’ Avenue – Sam Page loves the Mets new focus on homegrown talent. And don’t forget about the Mets’ team speed. Like a bunch of homegrown gazelles out there…

Long Live Shea Stadium – A scouting report on Minnesota’s Carl Pavano.


The Mets take on the Twins today at Citi Field. Johan Santana will face Carl Pavano. Here’s the lineup, via ESPN NY:

Jose Reyes, SS
Jesus Feliciano, CF
David Wright, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
Rod Barajas, C
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Alex Cora, 2B
Johan Santana, LHP

And here is video of Johan Santana talking about facing his old team:


June 25: PM Mets Links and Open Thread

ESPN – It looks like Carlos Beltran may join the Mets in Puerto Rico next week.

NY Post – It looks like Bobby Valentine MIGHT be managing the Marlins when they take on the Mets next week in Puerto Rico.

MetsToday – Wally Backman exhibiting restraint after the ejection of Brooklyn Cyclones’ centerfielder Darrell Ceciliani. Wally being Wally…

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Did you realize the Tigers swept the Mets? I guess that’s why you don’t write headlines for the Associated Press.

NY Post – Andy Martino reports via Twitter that Prince Harry will throw out the first pitch at tomorrow’s game at Citi Field.

And via MetsBlog, here is video of Carlos Beltran during last night’s game:


The Mets (41-31) take on the visiting Minnesota Twins (40-32) tonight. Mike Pelfrey (9-2, 2.69) will face Kevin Slowey (7-4, 4.58).

And here is tonight’s lineup:

Jose Reyes, SS
Jesus Feliciano, CF
David Wright, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
Josh Thole, C
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Ruben Tejada, 2B
Mike Pelfrey, RHP


June 25: Morning Mets Links

MetsBlog – It looks like Bobby Valentine will be the new Marlins manager and the best manager in the National League. Deal with it.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper on who’s hot… and who’s not.

BrooklynMetFan – BMF talks about last night’s loss, Johan Santana’s recent off-field problems and his general sense of unease at recent events.

The Daily Stache – The best part about the “new and improved” Citi Field? The team on the field…

ESPN New York – A preview of the upcoming series against the Minnesota Twins.


June 24: Afternoon Mets Links and Open Thread

The first place Mets! Seriously… With the Braves loss this afternoon, the Mets are now a half game ahead of the second place Braves. Nice…

NY Post – Angel Pagan will not start tonight’s game becaue of muscle spasms on his right side. The injury does not appear to be serious and Pagan should be back in a day or two.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper points out the Mets are getting alot of production for very little cost.

MetsToday – Loge Mezzanine (he’s new here, go easy) claims the Mets have lucked their way into some speed.

Brooklyn Met Fan – The return of the Boogey Met? I see where BMF is going with this, but how can the Boogey Met be back if the Mets just moved into first place?

ESPN – Jerry Manuel is making bold statements about Carlos Beltran’s return. Today, Jerry says Beltran may join the Mets for Monday’s game in Puerto Rico. On astroturf.


The first-place Mets (41-30) look for the sweep against the visiting Detroit Tigers (38-32). Hisanori Takahashi (6-2, 3.13) will be faced by Armando Galarraga (2-1, 3.32).


And here is a random YouTube video spoof on instructional baseball videos. Watch as Coach Ron tries to teach players how to block the plate, including the “Gary C” technique. I’m sure Joe Janish can add to this:


June 24: Thursday Morning Mets Links

MetsToday – A recap of last night’s victory.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone has a recap of Omar Minaya’s interview on the Boomer and Carton show this morning.

NY Post – The Mets are still reeling from the Madoff debacle, allegedly…

Daily Stache – Michael Ganci adds Nick Evans to the list of great prospects the Mets might deal for a starting pitcher.

NBC – Jerry Seinfeld is getting rave reviews for his stint in the broadcast booth last night.

Amazin’ Avenue – Sam Page analyzes how the return of Carlos Beltran will affect the outfield situation.

NY Times – Bobby Valentine may be headed to Florida to manage the Marlins.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin has an update on the Mets’ farm system. Jenrry Mejia started for Binghamton, allowing one run and two hits, while striking out three in 2 1/3 innings. Tim Teufel was ejected in the 7th inning. Sounds like an interesting game…


June 23: Afternoon Mets Links and Open Thread

MetsToday – An inside look at the Detroit Tigers.

YourNabe – Stephen Brown has a profile of Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman.

ESPN New York – A look at R.A. Dickey’s great start and how it compares to the best starts of other prominent knuckleballers.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper shares his All-Star picks.

FoxSports – Bob Klapisch says the Mets need to reconsider Johan Santana’s role as ace of the staff.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone says Johan Santana has only had two bad innings all year.

MetsBlog – The Mets have signed Ramon Ortiz. Are those crickets that I hear?

The Daily Stache – Tom Greenhalgh reports on the unintended consequence of getting screwed by Bernie Madoff (and Gary Matthews Jr.) – your ballpark starts to look like a Geocities website, circa 1999.

Long Live Shea Stadium – A scouting report on tonight’s opposing starting pitcher, Jeremy Bonderman.


The Mets (40-30) take on the Tigers (38-31) tonight at Citi Field. R.A. Dickey (5-0, 2.82) gets the start for the Mets and he will be opposed by Jeremy Bonderman (3-4, 4.06).



June 23: Wednesday Morning Mets Links

Daily Stache – Michael Ganci doesn’t want the Mets to trade the farm for Cliff Lee.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone seems to be confirming that the Mets will not trade for Cliff Lee. It looks like they will stick with what they have or trade for a lesser SP. Meaningful games in September, here we come!

Big League Stew – David Brown agrees with Joe Janish – Jerry Manuel was foolish to let Jon Niese come back after last night’s rain delay.

ESPN New York – Jerry Manuel defended his decision to bring back Niese by saying something about a no-hitter. Seriously?

Wall Street Journal – Mike Sielski has an interesting article about how Jerry Manuel learned how to manage by playing minor league ball for Jim Leyland. I don’t see any resemblance in the way they manage, but if you do, please share it in the comments section.

OnTheBlack – An interview with the batboy tasked with picking up the bats and balls that Wally Backman threw onto the field during his epic ejection.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin has a profile on Brooklyn Cyclones outfielder Cory Vaughn and his battle with Type 1 juvenile diabetes.

And via Hot Foot, Mets fifth draft pick Matt den Dekker (Twitter) making an amazing catch during the College World Series. Check out the profile of den Dekker over at Mack’s Mets.

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June 22: PM Mets Links and Open Thread

Bergen Record – Steve Popper reports that Jerry Manuel’s erratic statements on personnel matters may be rubbing some people the wrong way. Go figure. [via MetsBlog]

NY Daily News – In his latest erratic statement, Jerry Manuel indicates he wants an ace, but he cautions that the Mets may not need one because they will be getting Oliver Perez and John Maine back before long. HUH?

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper wants to know what you think is an acceptable performance for the Mets in the upcoming six games against the Tigers and Twins.

SILive – Carlos Beltran will begin his rehab stint in Port St. Lucie on Thursday.

Long Live Shea Stadium – A discussion of John Maine’s mechanics and his future with the Mets.

Long Live Shea Stadium – A scouting report on the pitcher the Mets will face tonight – Detroit’s Justin Verlander.


The Mets (39-30) will take on the Tigers (38-30) tonight at Citi Field. Jon Niese (4-2, 3.64)will be opposed by Justin Verlander (8-4, 3.94). Here is the Mets lineup, via ESPN NY’s Andrew Marchand:

Reyes, SS
Pagan, CF
Wright, 3B
Davis, 1B
Bay, LF
Barajas, C
Francoeur, RF
Tejada, 2B
Niese, P