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Bases Per Out (BPO) statistic

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Because today was an off day, I decided to do some research on our front office. Supposedly, we use the "Bases Per Out" statistic. I really, really hope this isn't the case. If the Mets regime thinks that getting from first base to second base is just as important as getting to first base in the first place, we are seriously screwed

Brooklyn Cyclones will wear Nickelodeon "slime" jerseys

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What do you guys think of them? I don't know. /slimed

A map of the Mets' travel schedule this season

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That's a lot of airline peanuts.

Umpire tosses Mariners skipper for raising his hand

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Seriously, you guys! This situation is getting out of, um... hand. (See GIF in comments section)

Here's how to score runs

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A tip for the Mets' offense.

Poll: Should the Mets sign Rusney Castillo for 6 years, $50 million?

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Rusney Castillo seems to be a good fit for the Mets. He has blazing speed and is said to be a good hitter with solid power. He is projected to be an outfielder in the majors but has also played some shortstop in Cuba. He seems to me like a perfect fit for the Mets. Unfortunately, I have not read anything connecting him to the Mets. He would not cost any draft picks or prospects, just money, and from what I've been reading, he may command as high a contract as 6 years, $50 million. Should the Mets give it to him?

Hunter Pence Trolling

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I'm sure you all saw the signs. I think AA made some during game threads, but perhaps we should have a formal competition. Post your Hunter Pence "sign" in the comments. The one with the most recs wins. One bonus rec if you MSPaintz a sign as opposed to just typing it. Let me begin... Hunter Pence doesn't blame Beltran or Hunter Pence parks in "expecting mothers" parking only spots.

Sporcle quiz: Mets 1b with 20 + HR

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Players who had at least 20 Hr's in a season while playing 1b. List is pretty short. Good Luck!

Meanwhile, in Houston...

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A's/Astros drew a 0.0 on CSN Houston. At least they showed the game in Houston--it wasn't available on local TV in Oakland.

The Mets should sign Cuban SS/OF Rusney Castillo

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Castillo is 27 years old and can play SS and OF pretty well. He has solid speed and scouts say he is a Major League hitter. He seems like he could be serviceable at SS but most scouts prefer him in the outfield. Either way, he could help the Mets. I definitely think the Mets should do everything possible to sign Castillo, and I would be very disappointed if they did not put in a serious bid for him. What do you guys think?

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