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June 25, 2011

Blog Link: 7th Inning Sketch

I was forwarded a link earlier today for Gary Finkler's new sports art blog 7th Inning Sketch. Below is a sample of his work: I'll be looking forward to seeing more from him. Good luck, Gary! If you are just finding this blog again and wondering why I was gone...

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June 23, 2011

Quick Hits: Reyes Edition

Apologies for disappearing for a few days. I've been fighting some sort of summertime flue that's really floored me. I tried three separate times to write a follow-up to my Reyes piece from last week that I finally just scrapped. I just wasn't able to concentrate and it was basically...

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June 17, 2011

The Reyes Dilemma (Archive Copy)

Note: This is not new content. This article in its entirety has already been published on the Mets Today web site earlier this week. It is reposted here for archive purposes. While Sandy Alderson had to know the job he was taking on with the Mets would not be easy,...

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June 15, 2011

Not So Pretty in Pink

Reader and friend Reverend Al recently attended a Binghamton Mets game. It was Cancer Awareness Day, so the B-Mets were wearing special pink uniforms. Al forwarded a picture of manager Wally Backman in his pink uniform, and was kind enough to give us permission to post it here. Al reports...

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June 14, 2011

New Guest Post on Mets Today

I have written a new guest post for Joe Janish's Mets Today blog. I wrote about the dilemma the Mets face in deciding if they will pursue a contract with Jose Reyes and, if they do, how far they are willing to go. Please check it out. I have some...

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June 12, 2011

Thoughts on the Mets 2011 Amateur Draft

I've always taken a lot of interest in player development. Years ago there was little opportunity to hear much about your team's minor league system behind some few paragraphs in the Sporting News that was already out of date when you got it. The internet can be a mixed blessing...

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June 5, 2011

An Extraordinary Life

As many of you already know, Mets author and blogger Dana Brand passed away unexpectedly on May 25. I shared a few thoughts on what a privilege it was to get to know Dana a little here. I had the opportunity yesterday to attend the public memorial service for Dana...

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June 3, 2011

Make Up Your Minds, Please

All spring and into the early part of the season I've been reading over and over again about how the Mets needed to sell off their veteran assets to stock up their farm system. The Post's Joel Sherman has been hitting that theme quite hard. As the Mets continue to...

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