Meet the Mets
No major news as of yet regarding John Maine, but some good stuff regardless. For one, Manuel/Warthen pulled him while he still had a no-hitter intact. Second, Warthen says that Maine has a bad track record of lying to the training staff. So, now what?
We can look at the minor leagues for an in-house solution. Conveniently, Toby Hyde has put together his first quarter review of the Met farm system.
David Wright's numbers with two strikes have taken a nose dive.
Chris Carter needs to stay permanently.
Some good bullpen stuff to pass along. First, Ryota Igarashi could possibly make a return today. Second, Brian Joura gives a good summary of the sad development of the 2010 Met bullpen. Third, Ted Berg looks to see if Bob Ojeda is right about Fernando Nieve's movement.
And, finally, Wally Backman gets ejected for using some very NSFW words.
The Braves stunned the Reds with a walk-off grand slam, completing a comeback from an 8-1 deficit.
Hanley Ramirez went around to each of his teammates and apologized individually.
Somehow, I've missed this story so far. Theo Epstein + disguise + Pearl Jame + sanctimony = awesomeness.
The White Sox may have the
worst best beat writer in baseball.
A velociraptor threw out the first pitch at a Memphis Redbird game and then went on to eat several children. Clever girl...
Stephen Strasburg is making some money for those minor league teams.
And, finally, Batting Stance Guy displays his knowledge of the Yankees too.