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Sorry if I seem less than enthusiastic on the Applesauce beat today. I guess it's not all bad news. Reyes didn't hurt his hamstring any worse than the last time he hurt his hamstring. And the David Wright for shortstop lobby, David Wright CEO, finally got its wish. And Wright's UZR at SS will certainly be higher than his UZR at 3B.
I was listening to the radio, and haven't had the heart to watch the replay, so I will let the comentariat be the judge here.
In the actually good news category, Zack Wheeler had a fine 2nd start for St. Lucie.
Hey did you know the Mets have never thrown a no-hitter?
Around the NL East
Chipper Jones can retire already, I am okay with that.
The MarLOLins defense reared its ugly head as they were swept by the Cardinals.
Ian Kennedy outdueled Clayton Kershaw (wait, what?) and picked up his 14th victory of the season. The Dbacks remain a half game back of the Giants in the West.
Jorge Posada could be on his way out of pinstripes. Is it just me, or is Girardi kind of being a jerk abou...you know, it's the Yankees. Whatever. Anyway, the Yankees lost in extra innings to the Red Sox to fall a game behind in the division. No one is the fourth estate is breathlessly overreacting, though.
While he is not an American citizen to my knowledge, there has to be some eighth amendment violations in making Felix Hernandez keep pitching for the Mariners.
The Hardball Times takes an interesting look at the nuts and bolts of advanced fielding metrics and considers a wholesale shift in their function.
Non-story is a non-story.
And fangraphs adds an incredibly polite takedown of Buster Olney's criticisms of their positional adjustment.