Ruben Minaya Applesauce - Howard gets massive extension, Mets get doubleheader, Zaun gets yips

Meet the Mets

A rainout kind of silences most Met news, but who needs news when we can write our own stories about our favorite Mets.

Met grission in graph form.

Metsblog posted a pretty neat comparison of David Wright's various batting stances through the years. Not sure the implications, but it's cool looking.

Fernando Nieve is on pace for 102 appearances. Fernando Nieve...

Wilmer Flores is making nice progress from his impressive 2009.

What is the real reason for all the Ike love?

Bobby V sticks up for Jerry M.

We've got another Amazin' Tuesday coming up, May 18th.

Around MLB

The big news is the Ryan Howard extension. Five years, $125 million. The verdict among most rational folks is resoundingly negative.  (More here and here). Among Met fans, it's a sigh of relief. (More here). Among less rational folks and moronic sportswriters, it's well received. Among Albert Pujols' friends and family, it's the best news ever.

Oh yeah, the Phillies played baseball too and managed to lose a Roy Halladay start.

How good are the Nationals actually?

Gregg Zaun has some fun times getting the ball back to pitcher yesterday. All's well that ends in a 17-3 bloodbath.

Curt Schilling disses Javier Vazquez and the National League.

President Obama left out Alex Rodriguez when congratulating the Yankees for their World Series victory.

Matt Murton continues to prove that he can get it done, unfortunately this time it's in Japan.

Outside of MLB

The Giants have invited a 33 year old Marine veteran to their rookie minicamp. Should he make the team, Brendan Crawford would be the oldest rookie in the NFL since 1946.

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