Meet the Mets
The Mets are still trying to figure out why they struggle to win games in Citi Field. My guess: crappy hitters getting way too many at bats.
Toby Hyde continues writing about Mets' Sterling Award winners, looking at Binghamton's Noah Syndergaard and Jeff Walters.
Yesterday At AA
Sandy Alderson spoke to Mike Francesa on Monday afternoon and we have a transcript of the interview. In particular, he spoke a bit about the team's first base situation and how Lucas Duda and Ike Davis fit. Alderson also mentioned that the Mets may consider bringing Johan Santana back if he's interested in returning.
Rob Castellano reviewed the Mets' strong minor league season.
Ari Alexander writes that Mets fans are ready for more beyond a third place finish.
Jeff Paternostro gave a report on Kingsport third base prospect Pedro Perez, a raw 19-year old with some potential with the bat down the road.
Around the Playoffs
The Pirates beat the Reds 6-2 in the NL Wild Card game, as Marlon Byrd kicked off the party with a home run and Russell Martin added a pair of dingers of his own. The Pirates get today off before they take on the Cardinals in the division series beginning on Thursday.
Around the Majors
The Royals gave manager Ned Yost a two-year contract extension after they won 86 games. Meanwhile, the Yankees are negotiating with Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman says they're going to give him a reason to stay.
In case you have some interest in him as a free agent reclamation project this offseason, Josh Johnson had surgery to remove some bone spurs from his elbow. He could be a nice buy-low off of a rough season in Toronto.
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