Five quick links to start your day ...
1. Now that Francisco Rodriguez is only 11 saves away from his single-season record, Bobby Thigpen had to expect the calls from reporter would start coming. Apparently, he has a few plans on how to handle the onslaught and they include either ignoring the reporter completely or swearing at said reporter once he gets 'Pen on the phone. [LA Times]
2. The Mets released their new pricing structure for the new Citi Field in '09. There will be 15,000 less seats than Shea, which means some seats could cost as much as 80 percent more. The top ticket will go for — I feel bad just typing this — $495.
Compared to the new Yankee Stadium, though, that's a Salvation Army price. [Long Island Met Fan]
5. Is it possible to make a better A-Rod? [Dugout Central]