So Much for Santana Applesauce

So, how long before the media starts panicking about Johan Santana

Meet the Mets

Add swine flu to the list of Met ailments. Fortunately, it appears as though the disease's spread has been limited.

Alex Cora is back and Ramon Martinez made Omar's decision easier by getting hurt in a slide last night.

Here's more Putz analysis. Matt Cerrone talks to Ted Berg about the struggling reliever.

The American Cancer Society is urging the Mets to go to their classic uniforms and make a difference in the process.

As the injuries continue to mount for the Mets, Fernando Martinez's chances of staying with the team increase.

Toby Hyde chats with Josh Thole.

Butch Huskey thanks the Mets for honoring him in their rotunda.

Mandatory Mustache ranks Bobby Valentine #8 for best Met mustaches

Around the NL East

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Nationals will draft Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg's coach, Tony Gwynncautions fans and the media on overhyping his guy.

If Strasburg ever does get to the Nationals, he will not be coached by Randy St. Claire, who was fired yesterday.

The Nationals still have a chance of making the playoffs, although it is becoming slimmer by the day. They kept hope alive last night by beating the Giants 10-5.

Former Met prospect and current Nat catcher Jesus Flores has a stress fracture in his shoulder that is putting the remainder of this season in jeopardy.

The Phillies beat up on their dream date Jake Peavy10-5, giving Antonio Bastardo his first major league victory. 

Philadelphia activated left handed reliever JC Romero after he completed his drug-related suspension. Sergio Escalona was demoted to triple-A to make room on the roster.

Florida second baseman Dan Uggla became the fastest second baseman in baseball history to hit 100 HRs and the Marlins beat the Brewers 10-3. Prior to the game, Florida welcomed back pitcher Anibel Sanchez from the DL.

The Braves came from behind in dramatic fashion to knock off the Cubs in extra innings. Atlanta was being no hit until the 7th.

Brave pitcher Tom Glavine had another good rehab start and says he's ready for the big leagues.

Atlanta has demoted center fielder Jordan Schafer to triple-A

Around MLB

Sports Illustrated has a great article on the value of trades. Pay attention Omar.

The City of Detroit has rejected a bid to make Tiger Stadium a historical landmark. The stadium will continue to be demolished.

The Brewers have released Met favorite Jorge Julio.

Randy Johnson is going for his 300th win tonight.

Outfielder Josh Hamilton is going to the DL.

Are the Yankees actually good at defense? Or just not committing errors?

Artificial turf fields are safe for players, still hurt the eyes, however.

 

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