Meet the Mets
After a truly horrific road trip, the Mets cleaned out their coaching staff. Wait, they didn't? Well, then the story here is clearly that the Met front office is in disarray, not our lackluster rumormongering.
My favorite part of the managerial hot seat is getting to read how great a manager Wally Backman already is.
Looks like the Met-Royal trash swap is not going to happen.
Chris McShane is not totally broken up over the news that Rod Barajas is getting some DL time, he doesn't even mention the fact that it means Mike Hessman.
Carlos Beltran did not kill the Met chemistry, but his anemic hitting in 30 ABs isn't helping either.
Remember when Bobby Bonilla was "already legendary"?
The Marlins' Chris Coghlin suffered a severe knee injury while pieing his teammate after the team's fourth walkoff win of the week. Just wow.
The Diamondbacks traded Dan Haren for Joe Saunders in part because of Saunders' high winning percentage.
Ted Berg talks with the smart one who got away.
Mike Piazza talks Italian baseball with Athletics Nation.
Fire Jim Bowden upgrades OBP by looking at the outs a hitter makes on the bases as well.
I posted this awhile back, but it's so good it's worth reposting. The New York Times did an amazing job of presenting Mariano Rivera's nastiness.