With time to kill before heading out for weekend of gambling and paintball, I give you some afternoon links.
The pitching matchups are set for this weekend's 4 game set with the . We won't get to see the most exciting pitcher in baseball, Tim Lincecum, make his Citi Field debut. Come on out to see Livan Hernandez face Joe Martinez on Monday night!
John Sickels at Minor League Ball reviews his pre-season top 20 Mets prospects.
Mets Today explores the Dan Murphy Myth, concluding what I think we knew all along - Murph is not good enough to be an everyday major league first basemen. God forbid the Mets give him another shot at 2nd base, where his bat might actually play.
Craig Calcaterra thinks Adam Rubin shouldn't be too worried about a lack of storylines in next year's interleague schedule.
Metsblog takes an early look at the crop of free agent starting pitchers. Re: Jarrod Washburn - no thanks.
Go Mets Die Braves thinks we should be a little nicer to Jeff Wincoeur. The world is a better place when GMDB is posting again.
Around the NL East
Cliff Lee continued his National League domination, throwing 8 innings against the with 8 K's and 1 run allowed in a 6-1 win.
The knocked around Mike Hampton enroute to a 9-2 win over the . Go Marlins.
Mets killer Bronson Arroyo shut-out the as the won 7-0. Fun fact: Arroyo was named after the Death Wish man himself, Charles Bronson. Death Wish 3 is a highly recommended film. Possibly the greatest action film ever made.
Maybe Lastings Milledge isn't a clubhouse cancer after all.
One step closer to world domination, Fangraphs now lists tRA on its player pages.