Fire Everybody Applesauce - Offday Met musings, K-Rod is a punk, Valdes' journey

Meet the Mets

With off-days you can always expect the blogs to provide some perspective. Matthew Falzano spells out the indictments against Omar. Patrick Flood explains how managers, particularly Jerry, can screw things up. And Chris Wilcox throws all the washed up Minaya acquisitions on one table.

Brian Joura points to the Rangers' Neftali Feliz as a cautionary tale for the Mets with Jenrry Mejia.

Howard Megdal deflates his dreams of Maine/Perez being the next Darling/Fernandez.

Don't forget Dillon Gee.

Joe Janish tries to play the objective observer with the whole Frankie beaning thing.

Raul Valdes' brother is in a Cuban prison for helping him escape the country.

Around MLB

The Braves had a rough game yesterday in the Padres home opener.

Check out Inside Edge's Strasburg's scouting report from his first professional outing.

Bill Baer does his best defense of Cole Hamels.

Ever wonder who are the best pitchers with mediocre Win-Loss records?

Some interesting home opener appearances to pass along. Randy Johnson in Seattle and Mark McGwire in St. Louis.

Orlando Hudson throws race into the discussion about Jermaine Dye's free agency.

Fangraphs puts together an interesting ranking of the recent no-hitters. Mad props to Mark Buerhle. Yeah, I just said mad props.

Cody Ross had some fun times with a beach ball.

And in your non-baseball news and a follow up to a previous entry: Ted Berg reviews the white-trash chicken cordon bleu.

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