On another quiet morning in Flushing, I thought I'd take a look around the internet to see what's out there:
Hotfootblog correctly observes that just about every Mets fan now wants Manny. Why would a franchise not want to offer the customer the player that the customers want? It boggles the mind. It would be very easy for all parties to show up at the press conference and say "we heard how much you wanted him, here he is" and Manny can stand there in a black #99 jersey with a lame patch and I'll keep my mouth shut.
Forbes magazine also thinks the Mets need to grab Manny.
The Subway Sqwakers blog and the Daily News both observe that as much sense as Manny makes for 2009, he may make even more sense for 2010!
Not surprisingly the Mets are upping their offer to Oliver Perez. I don't think any of us are shocked that this is happening.
Craig Swan is 59 years old now and has a dog powered scooter.
My favorite piece out there is from the Amazin' Avenue blog which has a collection of Mets Sports Illustrated covers throughout the years. The young Dwight Gooden makes me sad. It's a very cool collection, check it out!
Meanwhile in the Bronx, they haven't signed Manny yet (who will be surprised when they do?) but the great River Ave Blues blog has this virtual tour of Yankee Stadium (and here's one of Citi Field - what's up with the yellow hat on the scoreboard).