Cool Mets Links: Expanding Your Mets Universe

An article by posted on May 10, 2011

There’s so much good reading in the Mets blogosphere these days compared to five years ago. There’s always a new Mets blog that pops up to bring a new perspective into the fold. There’s also those Mets blogs that toil away endlessly with great content that is always worth a read and adding to your favorites. Every couple of months I like to highlight a few of these great Mets sites in case some of our newer readers haven’t come across them yet.

Dan Valis who does a great job on Big Apple Mets Talk and contributes to MMO, wrote a nice piece on Jeurys Familia who was just promoted to Double-A Binghamton.

Now that the Mets announced that RHP Jeurys Familia has been promoted from High-A Port St. Lucie up to Double-A Binghamton, its time to see what he can do. With Mejia now going under the knife facing Tommy John Surgery, the rest of this seasons news from the minors will focus on the trio of power arms in Matt Harvey, and now Jeurys Familia who has now joined Brad Holt in Binghamton’s rotation.

Brian Joura of Mets360.com looks back at what other choices the Mets could have made instead of signing Chris Young, whom he believed was essentially doubling the Mets risk because they had already decided to sign another injury risk in Capuano. He makes some solid points.

Considering that the Mets were taking on another pitcher rebounding from injury in Chris Capuano, I believe Alderson should have gone for a safer pick here. In the preseason I mentioned Bonderman and Francis as guys that would fit this bill. Bush would have been a reasonable choice, too. If those pitchers did not offer enough upside for your tastes, Penny had more of that and had less risk than Young.

No one should be surprised that Young failed to deliver needed innings for the Mets. Alderson swung for the fences with this move and came up predictably empty. The Mets’ new general manager has made a bunch of positive moves for the club but we cannot pretend that this was not an avoidable mistake. When evaluating this move, we simply cannot be swayed by the three strong outings he gave the club and wonder what might have been had he stayed healthy.

Hey, have you checked out the all new and vastly improved Daily Stache yet? Matthew and his crew have added some great new features including one of my favorites, “The Best Met By Uniform Number”. Today he takes a look at Uniform No. 14 worn by none other than Gil Hodges who we revere here at MMO.

In this great game that we call baseball, it sometimes is the little things that can happen that can make or break a career for a player or even a Manager. With the Mets one win away from winning their first World Series, but trailing 3-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, the comeback began with a moment that would go down in World Series history.

Want to know what happened next? One of the most famous moments in World Series history, go read the rest of this post and enjoy.

That’s it for now, Lets Go Mets!

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