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Would you look at that? It rained again. But, at least this time they were able to play some baseball and the Mets snagged a victory at the expense of the Cubs. But the bigger news for today is likely the announcement of a new minority owner for the Mets, David Einhorn, a Manhattan hedge fund manager. Still not sure what this means for the team, other than staving off the Wilpons' seemingly imminent bankruptcy, but I'm guessing someone will make it clear to me in the next few days.
Speaking of Wilpon, Patrick Flood hits the nail on the head when describing why the Mets' owner's latest statements really disturb a lot of us fans.
Brian Costa takes to the Wall Street Journal to explain why the Mets have gotten more value than what they've paid for Carlos Beltran.
In minor league news, Reese Havens struck out four times, Kirk Nieuwenhuis made an incredible diving catch, Kai Gronauer explains what the differences are in Jeurys Familia this year, and Peter Gammons speculates that the Mets will take Levi Michael in this summer's draft.
Toronto has turned out to be a potential suitor for Jose Reyes.
Francisco Rodriguez's no-trade clause doesn't appear to be an obstacle to moving the closer.
MetsBlooded releases Chapter Two.
And, finally, the 7 Line has a new Bobby Valentine shirt that's pretty awesome.
Wilson Valdez earned the win for the Phils in the 19th inning. Brooks Conrad breaks out some late inning heroics for the Braves. Zack Greinke homers as the Brewers beat the Nats. And the Marlins knock Buster Posey out of the game as they beat the Giants 7-6.
Yankee closer Mariano Rivera made his 1,000th appearance, becoming only the 15th pitcher in MLB history to do so.
The Yankees may suck,but you're apparently not allowed to say so at Tropicana Field.
Winningest Royal in team history, Paul Splittorff passed away recently and Joe Posnanski eulogized him.
Sammy Sosa is done caring what people in Chicago think, apparently.
And, finally, good job Barry Bonds. The troubled former outfielder has agreed to pay for Bryan Stow's kids' college expenses.