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Yesterday was an awfully quiet day in the MLB news front. But, never fear, the internets is a vast, wonderful place with all sorts of crazy talk. It's always sad, however, when the biggest news and stories are coming from the Washington Nationals.

Meet the Mets

Kevin Kernan writes a rambling, panicky column about the Mets needing to make a trade. Not that he's wrong, but the analysis and trade ideas are equivalent to a WFAN call in.

Former Met pitching coach Rick Peterson has heard rumors that Johan Santana's knee is still bothering him. Take that to the bank.

Why on earth did the Astros give up on an arm like Fernando Nieve's? He's a whiner, apparently.

Metsradamus gives a great recap of the remainder of the 2009 Met season. Think it can't get worse? Just wait.

Greg at Faith and Fear in Flushing takes a historical tour of New York baseball.

TMZ camera mugs Mike Piazza and his wife. Classy.

Ted Berg writes one of the best opening paragraphs I've ever read.

Yesterday was quite a notorious day in Met history. Tom Seaver and Keith Hernandez trades.

Around the NL East

Chase Utley is an old-school player.

The Nationals had some interesting stories yesterday. Jon Heyman speculates that the Bobby Valentine could be the choice to replace Manny Acta. Washington Post columnist John Feinstein doesn't blame Acta.

Washington Times columnist Thom Loverro just lays into Rob Dibble. It's fantastic. I'm waiting for the Bob Carpenter hit piece now.

The Nationals also signed left handed pitcher Horacio Ramirez to a minor league deal.

Around MLB

USA Today has a great piece on the Rays' blind radio announcer, Enrique Oliu.

Happy 35th birthday to the San Diego Chicken.

Torii Hunter shows some hard core grission, crashing into the wall and injuring himself.

Prince Fielder hit his first career grand slam as the Brewers beat the Indians 14-12.

The New York Times looks at Yankee prospect Pat Venditte a.k.a. the Switch-Pitcher. I really wish that the Yankees would promote this guy. It's not like there haven't been junk balling pitchers in the majors before. 

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