Meet the Mets
The big league people didn't play last night and the wannabe big leaguers sure wished that they had been given the night off too. To be fair to Buffalo, at least, half of that team is now in Queens, so they at least have an excuse. Anyway, there are still some interesting players in the organization. Josh Satin is a little too old to be considered a top prospect, but the 26 year old has done nothing but hit and get on base during his minor league career. Oh, and then this guy, Nick Everts, got a prank call at 1 am to go to Flushing or something.
Fernando Martinez is only 22 years old and he looks like he's added a lot of muscle. Mike Salfino explains why we shouldn't give up hope on the
teenage twenty-something hitting machine.
Oliver Perez is finally ready to pitch again for the National organization. He'll get a chance to show what he's got at Double-A.
And, finally, there's a new form of Met fan fiction and it's violent and kind of like the A-Team. (Language slightly NSFW)
The Phillies have now lost four straight and Charlie Manuel is not helping the cause with his strange bullpen management.
Meanwhile, the Braves are heating up; Brian McCann pinch hit last night and managed two home runs, the second one being a walkoff.
John Smoltz won't be making a U.S. Open appearance after a disappointing qualifier appearance.
Felix Hernandez vs. Francisco Liriano.
The Bryan Stow beating case may have just taken a huge step forward.
Indian clubhouse attendant Wayne Peltz has done some incredible work... with Legos.
Toronto has released Chad Cordero.
The Giants are planning an anti-homophobia advertisement after an outpouring of support from the fanbase.
And, finally, Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew passed away yesterday following his battle with cancer. A few tributes to pass along for the man they called "Killer". Posnanski, as usual, provides context with Killebrew's legacy. And not all tributes require words.