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June 22: Tuesday Morning Mets Links

MetsToday – Remember Jason Vargas? He’s doing pretty well for himself these days.

New York Post – Dan Martin reports that several Mets are in favor of bringing in another veteran starting pitcher.

Wall Street Journal – Yet another look at the failed plan to use Jenrry Mejia as a reliever at the major league level.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin points out that demoting Mejia may increase his trade value, because he will now be under control until 2016.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper has the skinny on the Mets supporting volunteer efforts in the local community.

New York Times – David Waldstein writes about the nearly extinct knuckleball glove.

The Brooklyn Paper – Wally Backman’s Brooklyn Cyclones overcame horrendous tie-dyed uniforms to beat the Aberdeen Ironbirds, 5-2. If you watched the game on SNY, you got to see an opposite field home run by Cory Vaughn and a perfectly executed squeeze play by Bill Cherry.

And via Can’t Stop the Bleeding on Twitter, here is a photo from last night’s Cyclones game. If you look near 3B, you can see Wally Backman in the aforementioned tie-dyed uniform:


June 21: Afternoon Mets Links

MetsToday – Should the Mets trade prospects for a starting pitcher? Joe Janish (he owns this blog, btw) weighs in.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone says the issue of the Mets playing poorly on the road is off the table. FWIW, the Mets can continue to beat up on bad teams on the road when they travel to Florida and Washington next week.

ESPN – Buster Olney reports the Mets like Fausto Carmona, but completing a deal will be difficult because of the option years in his contract.

Bleacher Report – Joseph Vasquez thinks the Mets should trade Jenrry Mejia for Cliff Lee.

River Ave. Blues – Joseph Pawlikowski says the Mets coaching staff practically gave away a double to Jorge Posada by overshifting. Not sure I agree with it, but the level of research is impressive, complete with screencaps of yesterday’s game. Check it out and see for yourself.

Faith and Fear in Flushing – Greg Prince digs up the Mets 1978 yearbook. Is that John Stearns? I’m asking because I really don’t know.

ESPN New York – A preview of the upcoming three-game series against the visiting Detroit Tigers.

And via Bisons TV, here is video of Buffalo 1B Mike Jacobs flattening Indianapolis catcher Luke Carlin during a the Bisons game on June 20:


June 21: Monday Morning Mets Links

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone reports that the Mets are leading the NL Wild Card standings.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin reports that Bobby Parnell will be recalled to replace Jenrry Mejia.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin ALSO reports that the Mets may be close to shutting down John Maine.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper bucks the emerging trend and makes the case for acquiring another starting pitcher. I guess Kerel hasn’t heard the news – Takahashi is the answer.

Brooklyn Met Fan – BMF is happy with the decision to send Jenrry Mejia down to Binghamton, but not so happy with yesterday’s loss.

The Daily Stache – Randy Shemanski doesn’t want the Mets to deal Mejia for Cliff Lee, or anyone else for that matter.

213 Miles From Shea – Numbers can be funny sometimes. For instance, numbers say the NL East is the best division in baseball. Really? I guess this week’s matchups against the Tigers and Twins could go a long way to proving or disproving this theory.

Rotoworld – Matthew Pouliot says the Mets may pass on Cliff Lee and opt instead for Edwin Jackson. This line is particularly frightening:

Perhaps he [Edwin Jackson] could be had for either Ruben Tejada or Reese Havens, plus a pitching prospect or two. Fausto Carmona and Kevin Millwood could also be fits.

Via ESPN New York, here are Mejia’s postgame comments regarding his new role as a starting pitcher in Double-A:


June 20: Father’s Day Mets Links & Open Thread

Palm Beach Post – The Marlins decided to hand out vuvuzelas at last night’s game. The result was panned by critics and players as the worst giveaway idea ever.

NY Daily News – Wally Backman, Cory Vaughn and the Brooklyn Cyclones are 2-0.

NY Post – Jerry Manuel has thrown John Maine under the bus. Again. Classy.

Amazin’ Avenue – Sam Page on Omar Minaya, former Expos, John Maine and Jerry Manuel making roster decisions. The best Mets-related post you’ll read all day.

ESPN New York – Mark Simon says Johan Santana isn’t putting hitters away with two strikes.

Bronx Brass Tacks -Yankee blogger Ryan Tandy lectures Mets fans on the art of winning, the danger of Jose Reyes waking sleeping giants, and an instance of giraffe-speak.

Brooklyn Met Fan – BMF says yesterday’s loss was acceptable.

Long Live Shea Stadium – A scouting report on today’s Yankees’ starter, C.C. Sabathia.


The Mets (39-29) will play the Yankees (42-26) in the rubber game of the subway series this afternoon. Johan Santana (5-3, 3.13) will face C.C. Sabathia (7-3, 4.00). First pitch at 1:05pm.


BONUS VIDEO: This is from last night’s Marlins-Rays game. Listen to those vuvuzelas… UGH.


June 18: PM Mets Links and Open Thread

New York Times – Tyler Kepner thinks the Mets are starting to resemble the 2005 Yankees.

Wall Street Journal – R.M. Schneiderman has the info on tonight’s OTHER subway series – the Brooklyn Cyclones visit the Staten Island Yankees to kick off the NY-Penn League season.

Wall Street Journal – Kevin Clark reports on Cyclones manager Wally Backman and his long road back to affiliated baseball.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper breaks out the graphs to show how David Wright has cut down on his strikeouts. I imagine Kerel is a whiz when it comes to PowerPoint presentations. Take that as a request, Kerel.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone answers the question, “What is an extended spring training game?”

LoHud – Chad Jennings has the pitching matchups for the Mets-Yankees series:

RHP Javier Vazquez (6-5, 5.43)
LHP Hisanori Takahashi (5-2, 3.48)
7:05 p.m., MY9

RHP Phil Hughes (9-1, 3.11)
RHP Mike Pelfrey (9-1, 2.39)
1:05 p.m., YES Network

LHP CC Sabathia (7-3, 4.00)
LHP Johan Santana (5-3, 3.13)
1:05 p.m., YES Network and TBS


The Mets (38-28) take on the Yankees (41-25) tonight at the house that public funds built. Hisanori Takahashi (5-2, 3.48) will be opposed by Javier Vazquez (6-5, 5.43).



June 18: Friday Morning Mets Links

Got links if you want it:

Long Live Shea Stadium – Anthony has a scouting report on the pitcher the Mets will face tonight – Yankees’ starter Javier Vasquez.

MetsToday – Will the Mets deal for a starter? If so, who will they target? John Delcos shares his thoughts on a very special episodes of MetsToday.

24 Hours From Suicide – LongIslandMetsFan is rooting for Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper breaks down who’s hot and who’s not. Extra credit: Kerel was mentioned in AM New York.

TheRoPolitans – Andrew Vazzano is starting to believe… Extra credit: Andrew was mentioned in AM New York.

The Daily Stache – Kevin Kearns tells us how – please sit down for this if you aren’t already – IKE DAVIS COULD HAVE BEEN AN ATLANTA BRAVE.

New York Times – Jerry Seinfeld will broadcast Wednesday’s Mets-Tigers game with Gary Keith and Ron.

Paul’s Random Stuff – A look at some of Paul’s autographed Kahn’s Mets baseball card set. Random, indeed.

And finally, via ESPN New York, we have a video recap of last night’s Mets and Yankees games, as well as a short preview of the upcoming subway series:


June 17, 2010: Thursday Night Mets Links and Open Thread

New York Times – David Waldstein has a GREAT story about Chris Carter’s legally blind grandfather who just saw Carter play at Progressive Field. This is an early frontrunner for tomorrow’s Feel Good Friday link.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin reports that Jason Bay is not in the starting lineup tonight.

MetsBlog – Jason Bay wanted to play tonight, but according to the new rule, you don’t play the day after almost sustaining a serious injury.

The Jewish Week – A strange story here… The Mets are being sued by Kosher Sports, for allegedly barring the concession company from selling its food at Mets games on Friday night and Saturday. The Mets claim the lawsuit is without merit.

ESPN – Buster Olney has a rundown on the pitchers that the Mets may trade for. My money is on Jake Westbrook or Kevin Millwood.

SNY – Michael Salfino says the Mets have a hole at second base, but he doesn’t think Akinori Iwamura is the answer.

BrooklynMetFan – BMF says Angel Pagan is the Mets’ MVP so far this season. Hard to argue with that…


Tonight, the Mets (37-28) go for the sweep against the Cleveland Indians (25-39). R.A. Dickey (4-0, 2.78) will bare his knuckles against possible future Mets hurler Jake Westbrook (4-3, 4.62).

Here is the starting lineup for tonight’s game vs. the Cleveland Indians, courtesy of the Mets PR Dept.:

Reyes SS
Pagan CF
Wright 3B
Davis 1B
Francoeur RF
Carter DH
Blanco C
J. Feliciano LF
Tejada 2B
Dickey RHP

Bay rests his charley horse, Jesus Feliciano gets a start, Frenchy moves up in the lineup, and the Animal provides him protection. Let’s hope R.A. Dickey’s knuckler keeps dancing.

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Thursday Morning Mets Links

MetsToday – If you haven’t seen Joe Janish’s post on the Mets’ roster, check it out.

OnTheBlack – Are the Mets setting fans up for disappointment? Take the poll and see what other fans think.

The Daily Stache – Randy Shemanski thinks Jenrry Mejia should be starting in the minor leagues.

Amazin Avenue – James Kannengieser thinks Jenrry Mejia should be starting in the minor leagues.

TedQuarters – Ted Berg crunches some numbers to explain Johan Santana’s performance.

TheRoPolitans – Andrew Vazzano shares a pearl of wisdom from Jerry Manuel.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin gives an update on the minor leagues.

And in case you missed it, here’s Jason Bay discussing his collision/injury from last night’s game. Bay is fine, but is expected to be rested today – because that’s a rule Jerry Manuel made up: