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Thursday Morning .500 Applesauce: Gee impresses again, Mets sign picks, Adam Rubin lobby

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Despite a pair of rain delays, the Mets finally managed to reach the elusive .500 mark again, winning 4-0 over the suddenly hapless Braves. The pitching staff combined to allow only two hits in this one as mother nature watered down the field for the Braves grounds crew. Speaking of over watered fields, the Mets have reportedly alerted MLB of it's concerns.

Perhaps angered by the poor showing of the Canucks, NW Canada's own Jason Bay managed to get two hits in the same game. Terry Collins was adamant prior to the game that Jason Bay will not be platooning with Willie Harris at any time soon. As bad as Bay has been, I think we can all agree that Willie Harris is not an improvement.

Johan Santana may be recovering from surgery more slowly than expected. I don't think I'm alone in hoping the Mets just don't try to rush him back this season.

The Mets today announced the signings of 12 draft picks. I'd expect to hear several more announcements fairly soon as short season ball begins this weekend.  I'd also expect several players to be promoted as the team shuffles rosters, such as Robbie Shields and Josh Edgin to St. Lucie.

Adam Rubin lobby Terry Collins for manager of the year. Somewhere, Omar is not pleased.

Around MLB

Captain Clutch is on the DL. Traid da core

MLB is reportedly considering reallignment. It's an interesting proposal, and would certainly benefit the AL easts, also-rans.

Jason Heyward returned Wednesday night from the DL following comments by Larry Jones. That will be an interesting clubhouse to watch as the season unfolds.

Fangraphs takes a look at what could potentially be a new market inefficiency. Luckily for the Mets, Sandy Alderson seems to be slightly more progressive in his thinking than one Omar Minaya.