Middle Management Applesauce - Alderson has perspective on next Met manager, Hahn interviews, K-Rod hearing scheduled

Meet the Mets

There are more interviews in store for the Mets this week and next in line is Rick Hahn from the White Sox. The Mets' GM candidate short list is impressive so far, but, in order for it to comply with MLB rules, it still must include one minority candidate. In order to help the Wilpons through this process, Metstradamus has put together his own questionnaire for the candidates.

The front runner still appears to be Sandy Alderson who has argued that spending big money on a manager is not a good use of resources. The only thing bad about this is that it probably means that Bobby V is not coming (that was probably the case already with Valentine already being the leading candidate for the jobs in Seattle and Florida).

Some good news from the Met farm system. Brad Holt had a nice debut in the AFL and Reese Havens will not be having major back surgery

Mark your calendars: Francisco Rodriguez's grievance hearing is set for next week.

Here's a quick video flashback to 1999 and Robin Ventura's grand slam single.

Patrick Flood uses Angel Pagan's amazing 2010 season to encourage us to not lose track of a baseball player's individuality and unique capabilities amidst the all-encompassing WAR stat.

Ted Berg and Ralph Kiner talk about Eric Davis and Elizabeth Taylor.

Around MLB

Congratulations to the Texas Rangers for knocking off the Rays last night. Jeff Francoeur was wondering what playoff baseball in New York was like and now he gets to find out. After their champagne celebration for the AL West division title excluded their MVP Josh Hamilton, the Rangers switched to ginger ale last night. Class. 

Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay as best pitcher in the playoffs?

The Braves are not wasting any time in replacing Bobby Cox and will name Fredi Gonzalez as new manager on Thursday.

Bronx Banter has a great piece on the inappropriateness of the tomahawk chop and the Indians logo.

Another thought provoking article comes about in response to the second Roberto Alomar HIV accusation and the the public's response.

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