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Wednesday Night Links & Open Thread

Links on the way… Stay tuned.

Long Live Shea Stadium – LLSS has a scouting report on Indians’ starter Mitch Talbot.

Mets Kool Aid – Did you realize the Mets have won 9 out of 10 games since they 86’d Gary Matthews Jr. and Oliver Perez? I didn’t… (Get it? 86’d? Whatever…)

Newark Star-Ledger – Andy McCullough reports that Jerry Manuel would like to see Ike Davis bunting on occasion against the shift.

213 Miles From Shea – A look at some decent recent late-round draft picks.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone reports that Arizona may be shopping Kelly Johnson. Interesting news, but Akinori Iwamura will come at a much cheaper price.

Tonight’s Game

Tonight, the Mets (36-28)are taking on the Indians (25-38) in Cleveland. Ohio native Jon Niese (3-2, 3.61) gets the ball for the Mets and he will be faced by Cleveland’s Mitch Talbot (7-4, 3.59).


Wednesday Morning Mets Links

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper tackles the age-old question, “Should the Mets trade for Cliff Lee or sign Pedro?”

BeGoneWithWilpon – BGWW says the Mets are winning despite the Wilpons’ penny pinching. Well there’s that and also there’s the whole, “a bunch of players that Omar and Jerry tried to bury are currently major contributors,” thing. Po-TAY-toe, Po-TOT-toe, so to speak.

Hot Foot Blog – HFB has a slightly creepy photo of a very young David Wright. The creepy part? He looks almost exactly the same. Still, a very cool find.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin has a complete minor league rundown from last night.

FanHouse – Nando Di Fino has a fascinating story of a barnstorming tour that was planned for 1995 by the MLBPA.

And via ESPN New York, here is video of Jon Niese talking about growing up as an Indians fan:


Tuesday Night Mets Links & Open Thread

Links are on the way… Links are here!

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Paul Hoynes has the lowdown on Johan Santana’s dominance of Jhonny Peralta and Travis Hafner.

MetsToday – Joe Janish has an in-depth preview of the upcoming currently underway series in Cleveland.

FanHouse – The Wilpons are apparently discussing the possibility of bringing the New York Islanders to play in a yet-to-be-built arena next to Citi Field.

MLB Trade Rumors – The Mets have officially released Gary Matthews Jr.

The Daily Stache – Video of Wally Backman’s epic ejection continues to make its way around the internet.

The Daily Stache – Frank Gray thinks Chicago might be close to trading away some veterans.


The Mets (35-28) take on the Cleveland Indians (25-37) in Cleveland. Johan Santana (4-3, 2.96) gets the ball for the Mets and will be taking on Justin Masterson (2-5, 4.74).

And for all these things and so much more, feel free to…



Tuesday Morning Mets Links

The Mets are back in action tonight against the Indians… Here’s what’s going on in the Mets-o-sphere:

Amazin’ Avenue – Eric Simon has a Mets trivia question – name all the Mets players who hit three doubles in a game.

Studious Metsimus – Today is a high holy day in Mets history. His name is Keith Hernandez.

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

FanHouse – Four of the top five teams in the latest MLB Power Rankings are from Los Angeles or New York. Weird.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper thinks Jose Reyes is back to being the player Mets fans know and love.

BrooklynMetFan – Apparently, Heath Bell wants to come back to New York when his contract is up? Weird.

Read The Apple – The Mets have banned World Cup games from the clubhouse. Not really.

And here is video of Wally Backman’s old team killing time in the dugout during a rain delay, by dropping sunflower seed shells into a teammates’ hair. Some of the video is not safe for work (NSFW), but it is far tamer than the video of the Wally Backman ejection that has been making its way around the internet this week:


Monday Night Mets Links

MetsToday – Matt Himelfarb takes a look at the Savannah Sand Gnats pitching staff.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper recaps the Mets’ offense performance during the Baltimore series.

The Daily Stache – So now Roy Oswalt wants to maybe kinda sorta be a Met? Maybe…

And here is an interview of Jesus Feliciano, conducted by SNY’s Ted Berg:


Tomorrow night, the Mets (35-28) take on the Cleveland Indians (25-37) in Cleveland. Johan Santana (4-3, 2.96) gets the ball for the Mets and will be taking on Justin Masterson (2-5, 4.74).

And for all these things and so much more, feel free to…



Monday Morning Mets Links

Minor League Ball – John Sickels has a breakdown of the Mets’ selections in last week’s amateur draft.

The Daily Stache – Matt Esposito thinks the Mets are likable.

TheRoPolitans – The Mets will get the All-Star game in 2013.

Brooklyn Met Fan – Adam thinks the Mets have proven they can win on the road by sweeping the Orioles. Hmm… Not sure I can agree with that 100%. Maybe 43%. Maybe.

The Trentonian – Erin Egan reports that John Maine’s rehab start went pretty well… He gave up one hit and struck out five in four innings of work for the Binghampton Mets. He topped out at 87mph, but he reported feeling good afterwards.

New York Times – An interesting look at what it takes to be a minor league mascot, from a girl who used to be a Brooklyn Cyclones mascot.

And, in case you missed it, David Wright’s comments following the Mets’ 11-4 victory over Baltimore:


Saturday Morning Mets Links

Amazin’ Avenue – Eno Sarris breaks down Mike Pelfrey’s season so far. He doesn’t see Pelf as an ace, but more like a strong #2 starter – similar to a younger Derek Lowe. Very solid analysis and well worth a read.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper is concerned with Johan Santana.

Brooklyn Met Fan – Adam thinks the Mets are becoming a Cinderella story.

NY Post – Dan Martin writes about Wally Backman, new manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The Mets Police – Shannon Shark has more Wally Backman video from Playing for Peanuts.

And here is Orioles 2B/3B Ty Wigginton discussing his time with the Mets:


Friday Afternoon Mets Links & Open Thread

NESN – Apparently,  only 11% of Connecticut residents identify themselves as Mets fans. No surprise there, really. But still kinda interesting, to me at least.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone has details on Carlos Beltran’s progress in Florida.

Queens Courier – More details on Darryl Strawberry’s new restaurant.

MetsToday – If you missed it, read about the Mets honoring a cancer survivor and learn how you can get involved.

DeadSpin – If you haven’t seen the Wally Backman Ejection Video, you might want to take a look – but be warned, there is alot of foul language. (NSFW)


Tonight, the Mets (32-28) take on the Orioles (17-43) in Baltimore. R.A. Dickey (3-0, 3.20) gets the ball for the Mets. He will be opposed by Jeremy Guthrie (3-6, 3.71).

Feel free to discuss any of this in the comments section.