Tag: Link Dump

Mets Links (Memorial Day Edition)

ESPN New York – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first episode of “Seinfeld,” Mark Simon has a list of the show’s many Mets references.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper highlights the many streaks of the 2010 New York Mets. It’s been a roller coaster ride, to say the least.

Daily News – Matt Gagne has a great article about R.A. Dickey’s life as a journeyman knuckleballer. (Note: Check out Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four” if you want to read about the day-to-day madness of being a journeyman knuckleballer)

The Mets Police – Shannon Shark relieves the infamous Tom Seaver trade, via Faith and Fear in Flushing and this SI article.

ESPN – Adam Rubin reports that Padres closer Heath Bell is still sore at the Mets on account of how he was treated in his days with the team. He seems to have a point, but it might be time to let it go, dontcha think?

Daily News – Bill Madden thinks Omar Minaya has done a better job than Brian Cashman so far this season. It’s a long season, Bill. And Cashman has a pretty lengthy track record of putting solid teams on the field. Just sayin…

*Bonus Link* Hangin’ ’em up – After reading the Tom Seaver article at Mets Police, I looked up Steve Henderson’s career stats… which led me to Henderson’s stint with the Senior Professional Baseball Association (SPBA)… The SPBA was a short-lived over-35 professional baseball league. In the league’s first season, George Foster led the league with 11 home runs, followed by Dave Kingman (8), and Bobby Bonds (5).


Friday Mets Links: Friday Edition

The Mets are on top of the world and ahead of the Nats… Time for some links:

MyMetsJournal – Joe Petruccio creates some fantastic artwork out of Gary Cohen’s fantastically forced “goose egg sweep” comment.

MetsMerized – Jessup gives a State of the Union-type rundown of the Mets. Translation: it’s time to bring in Oswalt.

213 Miles From Shea – Did you know that two of the top three current AL home run leaders were dealt by the Mets in the same 2004 trade? That’s some random trivia!

NY Daily News – Bill Price tries to explain the Mets recent hot streak and why they are so good at Citi Field.

Rotoworld – Aaron Gleeman reports that Carlos Beltran will be 6-8 weeks away from returning… once he resumes baseball activities, that is.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper has a video rundown on who’s hot… and who’s not.

And as my JV basketball coach used to say, “You’re never as good as you think you are, but you’re never as bad as you think you are.”


Links, Links and Links (Thursday Edition)

Now, I know some of you don’t like link dumps. I understand – I was like you once. But it takes a long time for Joe to write his posts and what are you gonna do until the next post? Well, you can do what you want, but here are some links for your viewing pleasure… if you’re into this sort of thing:

Mets Police – Shannon Stark has photos of some weird Mets jerseys that are for sale at the Mets store on 42nd street.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper says the NL East is the most competitive division in baseball. He obviously hasn’t been following the Pelham Bay Little League.

Amazin Avenue – In the daily farm system report, AA reports that Nick Evans went 0-for-5 and somehow had an RBI and 2 runs scored. Strange.

Baseball Digest – Remember Rusty Staub? Time for a walk down memory lane.

Read the Apple – Oliver Perez arrested for stealing signs? No, not really. But really funny.


Friday Morning Link Depot

TheRoPolitans – Andrew Vazzano is trying to wrap his head around last night’s John Maine fiasco. Hey, remember when Manuel pulled Jose Reyes in the first inning of his first game as manager, just to prove a point? Publicity stunt?

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper discusses the Mets with Mets Public Record

Amazin Avenue – Rob Castellano has the Mets Daily Farm System Report. Looks like Pat Misch will be here sooner or later.

And here’s the video of John Maine trying to make sense of last night’s early hook (via TheRoPolitans):


Wednesday Morning Link-a-Polooza

Is it really Wednesday? I lost Ethier, Beckett and Sizemore from my fantasy team this week. So I’m kind of shell-shocked. Bear with me… Link time!

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper discusses Angel Pagan’s performance so far this season. He’s not a superstar, but he’s the type of guy you want on your team.

BrooklynMetFan – Adam at BMF is “officially snapping.” He wants to know why “ownership is so accepting of losing baseball.”

TheRoPolitans – Andrew Vazzano has a detailed accounting of last night’s game.

MetsBlog – Bob Melvin as the next Mets manager? Jon Heyman says so.

And if you listened to Boomer and Carton this morning, you may have heard the clip below of Wally Backman ripping into his team after its first loss of the season. This is from my TV show, “Playing for Peanuts.” Warning: This is uncensored (unlike the bleeped version you may have seen on SNY). NSFW!!!!

I didn’t actually HEAR Boomer & Carton this morning. So can anyone confirm that this is the clip they played on WFAN?

Via OnTheBlack

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Wednesday Morning Link Dump

As the Mets get ready to take on Livan Hernandez and the Washington Nationals, here is today’s link dump.

Note: Be sure to drop by tonight’s Gameday Open Thread. It will be posted at 5pm EDT and will run throughout the game.

OnTheBlack – David Wright is struggling. How badly? Kerel Cooper is breaking out the graphs to show you.

BrooklynMetFan – BMF thinks it might be time for a new hitting coach.

The Hardball Times – Brian Borawski points out that the Mets lead the major leagues in declining attendance so far this season.

Amazin’ Avenue – Are the Mets afraid to eat the contract of Gary Matthews Jr? Amazin’ Avenue examines that question and looks at the plethora of baseball analysts that couldn’t believe the Mets traded for GMJ in the first place.

MetsMerized – MM has a detailed update on the Mets minor league system.

Enjoy this video of Wally Backman chilling out with the umpires before a game in 2007:


Tuesday Morning Link Dump

Who’s in the mood for a link dump?

OnTheBlack Kerel Cooper analyzes the slow starts of Jason Bay and Jose Reyes

BrooklyMetFan – BMF wants to give all the credit for last night’s victory to “former minor league baseball player” Jeff Wilpon and his 90-minute meeting – but not REALLY

The Apple – A fictional (and hilarious) Top 10 List of Things Discussed at the Mets Super Secret Meeting in Atlanta

Amazin AvenueAs reported in the comments section for yesterday’s game recap by Mike Tomaselli, the Mets will be sending down Jenrry Mejia to start.