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Slide Controversy Applesauce - Utley riles Met players, Evans out of options, in defense of Beltran

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Meet the Mets

The Mets managed to make the weekend series with the Phillies a little interesting by complaining about Chase Utley's late slide against Ruben Tejada. Joe Janish doesn't see what the fuss is about, calling the Mets sissies for complaining. Phillies Nation is a little less harsh on the Mets, but had the same basic take on the incident.


Oh yeah and the Mets took two out of three from the Phillies, keeping them from clinching the division. Despite the Mets best efforts, though, the Phils became the first NL team to clinch a playoff spot after the Padres loss.

Jason Fry sticks up for Carlos Beltran.

Looks like we can take two names off the GM wish list: Jon Daniels is staying in Texas and Jerry DiPoto is likely to stay in Arizona.

Dillon Gee is off to the best start for the Mets since Robert Person.

Nick Evans is out of options and will have to face waivers if the Mets try to demote him. Would anyone put it past the Mets to do this?

Mike Pelfrey is open to a long term extension with the Mets.

Lucas Duda now has a higher OPS than Jeff Francoeur did.

Around MLB

Speaking of Francoeur, Frenchy finally hit the 100 HR milestone.

Aroldis Chapman threw the fastest pitch ever recorded at 105 mph.

Josh Hamilton is going to sit out the Rangers' champagne celebration, trying to avoid being tempted by the alcohol.

A week after the Dodgers gave Don Mattingly their managerial job, they trade his son to the Indians.

There seems to be a push to make Stan Kasten the next commissioner.

Matt Murton is threatening Ichiro's season hit record in Japan.