Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Morning news, notes, and links for January 25, 2013.
The great Mark Simon of ESPN New York ranked his top five Mets teams of all time.
We mentioned it here briefly, too, but Chris Cwik of Fangraphs mentioned that Shaun Marcum might benefit from moving to Citi Field.
The Braves acquired Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks and will slot him in alongside his brother B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward for one of the best outfields in the game. As much as I can't stand the Braves, Talking Chop has a pretty sweet graphic atop its piece on the trade.
Why did Arizona trade Upton? Not enough grission, of course.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Marcum Mania! I wrote up the breaking news that the Mets had signed Marcum. Bryan Grosnick asked what Marcum might be able to do this year for the Amazins. And last, but not least, Brock Mahan gave us some slow-fastball trivia related to Marcum.
The Amazin' Avenue podcast is back!
And I wrote up why the Mets' outfield — even without Bourn — might be better than most people think.