By Mike Steffanos
It was a tough day at work today, and I didn't have time to do anything more early in the day than get the Mets DVD set contest up there. There was a few items I would like to have pointed to from this morning, and a couple that came up later on. Consider this the "better late than never" post. If you missed any of these, they're well worth checking out:
Mets.com: Strawberry decides he's a Met, after all (Scroll Down)
Daryl decided he will show up for the reunion Saturday. Good move, my friend.
Take the "7" Train: What's going on?
Shari takes a long look at what migh be behind the Mets recent struggles.
LoneStar Mets: Dan's got the dirt
A funny post from Dan, but he kind of scares me a little with this one, too. You need to stop inhaling those aerosol vapors, Dan.
Faith and Fear in Flushing: Infomercial
Greg's been inhaling some vapors himself after today's win. The result is a funny parody of those collections hawked on late-night TV.
Am I the only one old enough to remember those awful cheesy compilation albums they sold in the 70's and 80's where the hits weren't even performed by the original artists? These knockoffs were recorded by some studio musicians that called themselves "The Sound Effects", and the songs didn't even sound close to the original hits.
Metstradamus: A picture is worth a thousand words
In this case, maybe more.
Baseball America: Kevin Mulvey
Finally, in Thurdsay's Ask BA column, Jim Callis gives his opinion on the right-hander who was the Mets second round pick in this year's draft:
New York's top pick in the June draft, Mulvey ranks in the Mets' second tier of prospects. He's behind outfielder Fernando Martinez and righthanders Mike Pelfrey and Philip Humber, and alongsinde players such as righty Deolis Guerra, lefty Jon Niese and outfielder Carlos Gomez.
There was talk that he could go in the supplemental first round, but the Mets landed him in the middle of the second round and signed him for slot money, $585,000. He has three solid pitches, including a low-90s fastball, a curveball or a slider. Despite his good stuff, Mulvey didn't dominate mid-level competition at Villanova, so that's a red flag. But if he develops as hoped, he should be a nice mid-rotation starter for New York two or three years from now.