isn't the ' MVP, but is nonetheless having a nice year (at the plate at least; in the field is another story).'s bomb home run yesterday was one of the highlights of the season. He
Meet the Mets
walked it off yesterday, but the real story was 's placement on the 15-day disabled list. Hopefully he is moved to the 60-day DL. David is out of the hospital and resting at home. advised Wright to take his time coming back.
Alex Nelson at Mets Geek looks at the Mets 2009 draft picks on this signing deadline day. 17 of their 49 picks have yet to sign, including top pick Steven Matz.
Toby Hyde at the Mets Minor League Blog updates us on and 's seasons, as well as their chances of being called up this September.
Metsblog reports that should return sometime this week.
Centerfield Maz's Former Met of the Day is Rick Reed, a personal favorite.
As of now, there are no plans to retire 's #31.
Mets Police provides visual evidence of a statue outside Citi Field. Unfortunately it's not quite a Tom Seaver statue.
Bobby Valentine is looking for work, but don't expect him to be employed by the Mets as long as Omar and Jerry are around.
How could I resist this one - the Atlanta-Journal Constitution did a Q&A with . My favorite exchange:
Q: Do you think the Mets want you to be any different?
A: No, they’re not there for my on-base percentage. It was great to hear [manager] Jerry Manuel in a team meeting say, "I don’t care about average. I care about scoring runs, driving in runs and preventing runs." That’s the type of guy I am.
Around the NL East
The knocked off the last night, 4-1. drove in all 4 runs, hitting 2 homers. earned a 1-out save, which I suppose was some way of trying to get his confidence back. He's been dreadful this year.
The split a doubleheader with the and are 4.5 games back of the Phillies.
Could Billy Wagner help the Phillies down the stretch?
his injury isn't related to a bar room brawl. Sure Brett, just keep changing your story.claims
The apologized.fan who showered Dick Torino with beer has
The Washington Post profiled the Nationals' wives and girlfriends.
against the .struck out 10 and hit a home run in a 9-3 Dodger victory
It's pretty obvious that has been far more valuable this season than . I don't understand why some think the performance of the 24 other players on a baseball roster should impact an individual award.