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Eliminated Applesauce - Pedro does in Mets, Schneider's moving on, Dykstra's WS ring

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Hey, it does look like the Jets might provide some relief after all. Who'd have thunk it.

Meet the Mets

It's official, the Mets have been eliminated from playoff contention. Actually, I'm surprised it took this long. The Mets were actually just waiting to let the executioner be Pedro Martinez. Good for Pedro, though.

Jeff Francoeur joined Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Ashton Kutcher in promoting volunteerism. This picture cracked me up.

Brian Schneider states the obvious: his Met tenure is over.

Vegas Rich over at Mets Police argues that Daniel Murphy has gotten a raw deal this year.

NY Sports Dog puts together a useful little calendar to remember all that has happened so far.

Want Lenny Dykstra's 1986 World Series ring? Looks like all you need is $20,000.

Howard Megdal advocates for Adam LaRoche at first and Ike Davis in the outfield. Meanwhile, MetsMerized has the much better idea of Nick Johnson at first. The same Nick Johnson who apparently does not know how to slide.

Whole Camels presents a truly horrific creature who would not be welcome anywhere.

Around the NL East

Adam Dunn is quickly approaching a record that would put him in the same league as Alex Rodriguez and Babe Ruth.

The Nationals are hoping to quickly move past the whole Smiley-gate controversy and establish a new Latin American talent base.

Hanley Ramirez is honored to be nominated for so many awards. If he doesn't write his own blog, he seriously needs to get a publicist who can write somewhat coherent posts.

The Marlins are looking to extend Josh Johnson past the 2011 season. That is a smart move.

Around MLB

Some stuff from the White Sox caught my eye this morning. Stop me if you've heard this before: Jake Peavy ready to start this weekend. Also, Ozzie Guillen is awesome: "What have I seen from Rios? A lot of outs."

Alfonso Soriano is done for 2009.

I can't believe that Ichiro has been in the league for nine years already. Oh, and by the way, he has gotten 200 hits in each of those nine.