Items of note

Joe Janish continues his 2009 Mets analysis series with his take on Daniel Murphy. I’m still ambivalent, but I think the Mets should stick with Murphy at first at least to start the season. More on that probably later today.

Diamondbacks reliever Clay Zavada won the American Mustache Institute’s Mustache of the Year Award, and showed up to accept it. Good for all parties involved. My former roommates and great facial hair men over at did a great job tracking baseball beards all year long.

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Tim McCarver said about three or four things that made no sense at all last night. Ron Darling usually makes a lot of sense.

Sam Page does a great job running down the ways in which Omar Minaya has failed. He points to the JJ Putz trade, a good example. Not included in Sam’s excellent writeup? Omar Minaya once traded two Minor Leaguers for 41-year-old Jeff Conine.

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