- Josh Thole was recalled as an emergency catcher with R Barajas having a stiff back. Raul Valdes was sent down to AAA to make room for Thole
- Thole is going to be showcased/I mean catch the game tonight. Wonder if the Mariners will have any scouts in attendance...
- Carlos Beltran played 5 innings of centerfield in his 1st rehab game in Port St. Lucie. He didn't get any chances in the field, was 0-2 (two ground outs), and a walk in three plate appearances. to see video, check out Metsblog, who has video from ESPN embedded.
- Beltran also has said he would like to play in his native Puerto Rico next week when the Mets play the Marlins.
- My take: Fat chance this happens; it would be fun for him to play in front of his family, but it makes zero sense to play on artifical turf.
- Bobby Valentine supposed will be the next manager of the Marlins, and is expected to accept the offer of a 4-year deal.
- I like Bobby and respect him as one of the brightest "minds" in baseball
- With the way the Mets season is playing out, there isn't much chance that the Mets will not extend Jerry Manuel's contract, so this doesn't impact the Mets all that much...
Prediction for the weekend: Mets win 2 of 3 and end the homestand 4-2. I'll take it.