Rising Apple analyzed and uncovered a plethora of great New York Mets-related material last week. In case you missed it, enjoy a condensed round-up of all the hard work from writers Ben Berkon, Matt Kaufman, Michael Rosenbloom, and Aaron Leibowitz.
Injuries, Recaps, News
- Ben Berkon took some time to chat with fellow lead bloggers Brandon Croce of Climbing Tal’s Hill (Houston Astros) and Scott Allen of Venom Strikes (Arizona Diamondbacks) about their respective teams to preview the series’. Berkon also wrote in-depth recaps of both the Houston Astros series and the Arizona Diamondbacks sweep.
- Brad Emaus jumped around quite a bit this past week. First the Mets DFA’d him (and recalled Justin Turner), then he was returned to the Toronto Blue Jays, and finally, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies.
- The New York Mets finally got to see Jason Bay play this week. You won’t find many fans who weren’t glad to have him back.
- Bobby Parnell (finger numbness) and Angel Pagan (oblique) were both put on the 15-Day DL.
A Deeper Look
- Not to be a jinx or anything, but Pedro Beato still hasn’t been scored upon.
- After seeing Brad Emaus placed on waivers, Berkon wondered who would be next on the chopping block.
- As nice as it was to see Jason Bay back in orange and blue, Berkon asserted that Ike Davis might be the most excited for his return.
- Beating the Houston Astros in the last game of the series (thus avoiding the sweep) was all necessary for the players and fans alike, according to Kaufman. Rosenbloom, in true New York fan fashion, instead challenged the shortcomings of the Mets pitching staff.
- While most fans concentrate on how Wright, Reyes, Davis, and Big Pelf are doing, Kaufman gave us all an update on how the “young guns” are doing (in the minors).
- Everyone loves sweeps, but Rosenbloom broke-down all his own individual reactions to the wins.
- Aaron Leibowitz stepped outside the selfish fan in all of us and asked, “What’s best for David Wright.”
- After seeing Dillon Gee pitch two brilliant games, Kaufman defended Gee’s roster spot. Soon after, his viewpoint was redeemed when D.J. Carrasco–not Dillon Gee–got demoted to make room for Chris Young.
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