Thursday, July 16, 2009

'86 Mets

1. Funny segment from the Daily Show about Lenny Dykstra's financial acumen.

2. Good article in the New York Observer about Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling.

3. Gary Carter has a blog and is an idiot. For his mid-season awards, he gives the NL Cy Young to Trevor Hoffman. Trevor Hoffman!?! I'm not expecting Carter to do any advanced analysis, but could he have taken 5 minutes to take a look at the league leaders before making his absurd decision? Both Dan Haren (2.01 ERA, with a shot at the first ERA under 2 since Clemens in '05) and Tim Lincecum (2.33, 10-2, 149 Ks) are worthy candidates. Hoffman hasn't even been the best closer in the league. Heath Bell, Ryan Franklin, and Francisco Cordero all have more saves, less blown saves, and lower ERAs.