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New York Mets related news and links for September 27, 2012. Today's headlines feature winning, a David Wright record, and future Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.
It isn't the worst morning that I can remember to be a Mets fan. The Mets have been winning games again lately, and they'd do it again on Wednesday night. That's probably not what most will remember from this one though, as David Wright went out and became the Mets' all-time hits leader during the game. Much more from last night's game can be found in our relevant storystream, a feature which I am really liking already. The box score can be found here.
We all know that David Wright is awesome, but on Thursday we'll get to see another awesome Met attempt to hit a personal milestone of his own. R.A. Dickey will be taking the mound in search of win number 20, a mark which would probably do a lot towards convincing some voters that Dickey deserves the Cy Young award. Not the reasonable voters, but the BBWAA is full of writers that can't be described as such.
Yesterday we learned that Frank Francisco is likely done for the year. I suppose that hurts his chances of beating Dickey out for the Cy Young, as someone is sure to vote a "proven closer" ahead of the Mets ace. Maybe Franky-Frank can pass his free time watching the 50th anniversary Mets DVD.
Rising Apple took a look at which free agent the Mets should be pursuing to fix our outfield problem yesterday. Andy Martino went and ruined that theory shortly afterwards by claiming the Mets wont offer two years to any free agent outfielder this winter.
I know it's not nearly exciting as David Wright setting records or R.A. Dickey winning Cy Young awards, but there is baseball being played elsewhere as well. We'll get started with the Nats beating the Phillies yesterday. Hooray, the Phillies lost again.
The Braves won again, this time beating the powerhouse Marlins. I won't mind watching the Braves become the first National League team to lose the one game wild card I guess. Speaking of the Minnows, Grant Brisbee wrote a bit about Heath Bell.
The second wild card in the AL is getting interesting. The O's sit half a game ahead of the A's, and the Angels are 2 games behind Oakland. The A's and Angels both had big wins last night, setting up what is certain to be a fun final week.
Finally for today, Rob Neyer took a look at the Melky situation. I'm inclined to agree with everything that he has written here.