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  • A good win for the Mets last night, coming off of a horrendous west coast swing where they dropped 5-of-6 to the A's and the Mariners. The Mets put a solid whooping on Phillies' ace Brett Myers, which is a great sign for a team that has struggled so badly to score runs of late.

  • Doug Mientkiewicz had a good night, going 2-4 with a double and a homerun. He was also the first guy out of the dugout to congratulate Brian Daubach on his homerun, which was nice to see and a real classy move by Eyechart.

  • Incidentally, Minky was on the WFAN media report with Ed Coleman immediately following the game, and he gave a lot of credit to Gerald Williams for keeping him in a positive frame of mind throughout the game. He said that Williams has a great attitude and is always getting on guys to keep at it, offering encouragement and the proverbial kick in the ass. That's not worth diddly in the boxscore, but if your 25th man can somehow make other players on the team better, it's probably worth something.

  • It's nice to see your Yankee-heavy fantasy draft pay off when the Bombers score 20 runs in a game. My buddy took the Yankees at -370 in our fake baseball betting pool, and I was laughing at him when the Yankees were losing 5-0, 7-1, and 10-2. The laughing stopped around the eighth inning or so.

  • My buddy in the Mets' PR department tells me that the Mets are going hard after the Reds' Adam Dunn, who I am a huge fan of. Whether or not Omar Minaya is able to pry the OPS-machine away from Cincinnati is one thing, but the fact that he continues to target the big names (Pedro, Delgado, Beltran, Dunn) makes me happy. I hate to bring it up, but Dunn is the kind of player you trade Scott Kazmir for. You trade top prospects for superstars who are in their prime (or about to enter their prime, as Dunnis only 25).
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