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Friday Morning Mets Links

The Daily Stache – Randy Shemanski is worried about Johan Santana, but concedes yesterday’s shaky performance could have been the result of facing the Padres twice in a row.

New York Mets Report – John Delcos wonders if the Mets will face trouble on the road. Against the Orioles and Indians, no less.

ESPN New York – Rob Parker says the Mets need to be a .500 team on the road, going forward.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper gives the video treatment to who’s hot and who’s not.

Real Dirty Mets Blog – Rusty Jr. takes a look at Jason Bay’s weird start and compares it to his previous starts.

Read The Apple – The Yankees are suing the Mets for stealing their cream-pie-in-the-face idea. It’s a joke, people!

Barstool Sports – This Boston-based sports website has a new hero and it’s soon-to-be Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman!

WWTDD – Photos of Lady Gaga classing up Citi Field. I wonder if this is grounds for banishment from the ballpark? I guess the Lakers have Nicholson and the Mets have Lady Gaga? Wonderful.

And here are Jon Niese’s postgame comments after last night’s one-hitter:


Afternoon Mets Links & Doubleheader Open Thread

The Mets (31-27) take on the Padres(34-24) in a day/night doubleheader at Citi Field. Game 1 will pit Johan Santana (4-2, 2.76) against Matt Latos (5-4, 3.26). First pitch at 1:10pm.

The Mets’ lineup for Game 1:

1. Jose Reyes
2. Angel Pagan
3. Jason Bay
4. Ike Davis
5. David Wright
6. Jeff Francoeur
7. Alex Cora
8. Henry Blanco
9. Johan Santana

Game 2 will see Jon Niese (2-2, 4.28) take on Jon Garland (6-3, 2.68), first pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm.

And here are the afternoon’s Mets links:

MetsToday – In case you missed it, Joe Janish has done some analysis on Mets first-round pick Matt Harvey. Check it out.

MetsToday – Matt Himelfarb takes a look at Mets minor league catcher – and German export – Kai Gronauer.

Planet Hardball – I had the opportunity to interview Andy Fleischacker a few months back… Andy is the head coach of Germany’s Soligen Alligators… The Alligators were Kai Gronauer’s team in Germany.

Baltimore Sun – The Orioles are looking for a new manager and they seem to have the Mets on their mind. Among the candidates to replace interim skipper Juan Samuel are Bobby Valentine, Bob Melvin, Davey Johnson and Clint Hurdle.

SNY – Michael Salfino gives the Mets high marks for minimizing their risk by drafting college players.

NBC – Josh Alper says the Mets have been successful this year because of talent. It sounds like Alper is giving credit to Omar Minaya, but he also heaps praise on Jerry Manuel for his calm demeanor.  I guess there is plenty of credit to go around when you are sitting in third place.

Queens Courier – Joe Pascullo is excited about the Mets again.

And here is video of Kai Gronauer getting his number retired (I think) in Germany:


Thursday Morning Mets Links

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper explains who the most valuable player has been for the Mets so far this season. And he does it from under an umbrella outside Citi Field. That’s committment!

NY Daily News – John Harper discusses the likability of this year’s team. He also points out that the Mets had a better record at this time last year.

Hardball Talk – The Royals selected Shoeless Joe Jackson’s great, great, great nephew in the 50th round of the draft. Sure, it’s not Mets-related, but it’s still interesting, no? [via Amazin’ Avenue]

TampaBay.com – With their 50th round pick, the Mets selected 6′ 5″ catcher Bobby Eveld. He is expecting to play football (quarterback) for the University of South Florida this fall.

Paul’s Random Stuff – A brief – yet amusing – look at “Former Met of the Day,” Choo Choo Coleman.

And in honor of Shoeless Joe, here’s a clip from “Eight Men Out”:


Mid-Week Morning Mets Links

The Mets Police – Orel Hershiser claims Doc Gooden was tipping his pitches in the 1988 NLCS. And the Dodgers couldn’t do much about it, apparently.

Mack’s Mets – Mack gives the Mets an “F” for their fourth round draft pick – San Diego State OF Cory (son of Greg) Vaughn.

Mankato Free Press – A short profile on Mets 12th-round pick – Minnesota State RHP Bret Mitchell. Mitchell set the school’s strikeout record this season (108 in 94 innings), while compiling a 10-4 record with a 4.31 ERA. According to MSU coach Matt Magers, Mitchell’s curve is his strikeout pitch and he will have to develop a changeup and slider.

Baseball Digest – Robert M. Pimpsner points out that the Mets were focused on drafting college players this year. Out of their first 30 selections, the Mets drafted 27 college players, including 17 college pitchers.

And here is video of the aforementioned Cory Vaughn, via YouTube user farmsystem:


Tuesday Afternoon Mets Links (Blake Forsythe Edition)

ESPN New York – As previously posted, Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman is a popular guy with his former players.

Mets Minor League Blog – Toby Hyde has a running thread to cover day two of the amateur draft. With the #89 pick, the Mets have selected University of Tennessee catcher Blake Forsythe.

ESPN – Karl Ravech thinks the NL East is MLB’s future “power division,” based on money and the media. By that rationale, the Mets should be on their way to facing the Yankees in this fall’s World Series for the 19th time in 20 years. Let’s go Mets! [via MetsBlog]

Daily News – It sounds like MLB is still taking this “Ollie Perez is injured” gag a little too seriously. Lighten up, guys!

CBS Sports – A preview of the Mets-Padres series that starts tonight. Check back here at MetsToday at about 5pm for the Gameday Open Thread.

And here’s video of the Mets 3rd round pick Blake Forsythe hitting for Team USA vs. Guatemala on July 4. 2009:


Tuesday Morning Mets Links

NY Daily News – Anthony McCaron reports that Mets #1 pick Matt Harvey threw 157 pitches recently in a game against Clemson.

OnTheBlack – OTB goes BTO as Kerel Cooper explains why the Mets need to take care of business against the Padres, Orioles and Indians.

Seven Train to Shea – Matt Pignataro reports that the Mets are reluctant to trade Ruben Tejada for Roy Oswalt. Fantastic.

MetsMerized – The Coop remembers Gil Hodges.

Real Dirty Mets Blog – Check out the Mets Minor League Report for 6/7/10.

Hot Foot Blog – Bud Selig and Tommy Lasorda, dressed in Tommy Lasorda and Bud Selig costumes, respectively.

And here is video of Mets #1 pick Matt Harvey crushing a pitch into the trees beyond left field. That’s right, the kid can hit too.


Monday Afternoon Links

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin is reporting that Jesus Feliciano is not in tonight’s starting lineup for Buffalo. Does that mean the Feliciano Era will begin tomorrow night?

New York Times – Jerry Manuel is indicating the Mets may bring John Maine back as a reliever.  We may have to implement a 3-week rule on anything Jerry says. If it still seems plausible after 3 weeks, then it can be published.

Wall Street Journal – A fascinating interviw with Jeff Andrews. Mr. Andrews was the minor league pitching coordinator for the San Diego Padres when Ollie Perez was signed as a 16-year old.

MetsBlog – The Brewers have released Jeff Suppan. Could the Suppan Era be right around the corner? He could be the poor man’s Kevin Millwood (aka the poor man’s Cliff Lee)… Stay tuned!


Monday Mets Links

Seven Train to Shea – Steve Sidoti looks at what caliber of player the Mets could be drafting with the #7 pick. Tulowitski, Kershaw and Pelfrey. Oh my.

Amazin’ Avenue – James Kannengieser says the Mets are swinging at too many pitches out of the strike zone.

OnTheBlack – Should the Mets trade for Cliff Lee? Kerel Cooper breaks it down. My money is on Kevin Millwood.

Brooklyn Met Fan – Adam has a recap of yesterday’s win.

The Daily Stache – Scott Ilowite thinks Alex Cora is a waste of money. I have to respectfully disagree with this line of thinking. Cora is the closest thing the Mets have to Keith Hernandez, intangibly speaking.

The Mets Police – Shannon Shark is feeling good about the Mets these days –  the franchise as a whole, not just the team on the field.

And in case you never heard it, here is “Get Metsmerized.” This is for commenter Isuzudude, who said he was “mildly disappointed” by Darryl Strawberry’s solo rap song. Maybe he will enjoy the work Darryl did within the group dynamic. Sometimes being in a group brings out the best in a musician. Just ask Paul McCartney.