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Playoff Applesauce - Mets prefer Holliday, Phillie day game upsets many, Vazquez not likely to be traded

Meet the Mets

Jon Heyman is reporting that the Mets prefer Matt Holliday over Jason Bay and that the Mets are going to be forced to spend money this offseason.

More Hardball has some fun with Photoshop and creates some new Met mascots. puts together a final plan for the Mets. It's awfully convincing.

Around the NL East

The Phillies' day game yesterday really ruffled some feathers. Cole Hamels didn't like it. Neither did fans who had bought tickets before the time was announced. It's pretty much the risk that you take though. Someone was going to get "stuck" with the day game.

You had better not get your hopes up for getting Javier Vazquez from the Braves.

A 12-year-old girl who caught Ryan Howard's 200th career home run ball has won a lawsuit against the Phillies and has re-acquired the baseball.

Around MLB

Kansas City's player personnel team has gotten really philosophical.

If UZR and defensive metrics are so useless, why did Derek Jeter take notice of them and work to improve his range?