Hopefully the applesauce itself isn't fourth place, just the team that it mainly covers. I'm so glad the Nationals are in the division, otherwise we could easily be looking at a last place Met team. Remember when they were in first place for a few days? Yeah, that was pretty nice.
Meet the Mets
Jon Stewart loves his Nails posters and Jim Cramer.
Nytimes.com compiles the best entries to Banner Day.
Why is Wilmer Flores still playing shortstop if everyone agrees that's not where he's going to end up?
As usual, the Mets' initial release regarding Fernando Martinez's injury was incomplete. He is having surgery. In better news, however, Jose Reyes is taking BP.
Around the NL East
Ryan Howard is the fastest big leaguer to 200 home runs.
Rodrigo Lopez is hoping to join Pedro Martinez in the Phillie rotation.
More fodder for coyote522000, Joe Posnanski talks about Raul Ibanez's history of being underappreciated.
The Nationals began the Jim Riggleman era acting like it was still the Manny Act era, losing to the Cubs 6-2.
Jake Peavy has his protective boot removed, feels good. GM Kevin Towers says he's 50-50 on a return this season.