Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links
Meet the Mets
A pair of 2012 Mets' relievers signed on with new clubs yesterday. Jon Rauch stuck around in the NL East, signing a one year deal worth $1 million with the Marlins, while Ramon Ramirez signed a minor league deal and is now back with the Giants. Ugh.
Around the Majors
Three more names were leaked in the Biogenesis PED case and the biggest of them is Brewers' star and former NL MVP Ryan Braun. The other two names were Yankees' catcher Francisco Cervelli and Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia. Braun responded to the allegations last night. MLB, meanwhile, has asked the Miami New Times for their records.
Jack Morris has been hired as the Blue Jays' radio analyst. How long until Jon Heyman starts the campaign to get Morris into the Hall of Fame broadcaster's wing for announcing to the score?
An excellent guest piece at Baseball Prospectus gives us the perspective of Mike Curto, 15-year broadcaster for the AAA Tacoma Rainiers.
Yesterday At AA
Episode 6 of Amazin' Avenue Audio is out! Go and listen to it NOAW!
Amazin' Avenue's Top 50 Mets series continues with Frank Viola at #39.
Matthew Callan recaps episode seven of the first season of This Week In Baseball.
Chris McShane digs into just how good Mets' first round picks have been over the years.
David Moseder celebrates former team owner Joan Payson's birthday!