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Mets Morning News: Rain Keeps The Mets Off The Field But Ike Keeps The Focus On The Team


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A tornado warning and a downpour forced a rainout upon the Mets on Tuesday evening, so at least they didn't lose. Is that a consolation? With the way they've played the last two months, yes it is. The game will be made up on Thursday evening.

Matt Harvey's final start of 2012 will be pushed back a day, as he'll face off against Cole Hamels and the Phillies this evening. Game time is at 7:10 PM.

Despite the lack of a game, there was plenty of news from the "anonymous sources" who frequent Citi Field. Apparently, the Mets are disappointed with Ike Davis' "hard-partying" ways and his lack of coachability and would consider dealing him in the offseason. Davis talked to the media about it and was unsure of what the source was talking about.

In further analysis of the Davis speculation, Eno tries to decide whether it makes sense to trade Ike, while Ted Berg also briefly contemplates the subject. Howard Megdal wonders what these rumors say about the Mets?

Monday's news of the Mets' agreement with the Las Vegas 51's is still fresh and Toby Hyde took a look at the potential impact of Cashman Field on the development of the organization's young players.

Thanks to their second half ineptitude, the Mets are closing in on setting a dubious record -- of course, a record that they already own.

Johan Santana may be done for the season but the injured Mets' ace was nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award.

Yesterday At AA

Adam Rubin says that the Mets are open to trading Ike Davis, as reported by us!

Eno followed up his piece at Fangraphs with a look at possible trade fits for Ike.

Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 21: Pitchers

This Date In Mets History: September 18th

Around the NL East

Jose Reyes collected a walk-off hit, as the Marlins defeated the Braves 4-3. This comes after Jose was disappointed by the bobblehead doll that doesn't look like him at all. They'll be without Giancarlo Stanton for this series, though. Meanwhile, the Nationals and Dodgers were rained out and will play two this evening.

Around the Majors

Blue Jays' shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended by the team for three games after writing a homophobic slur in Spanish in his eye black.

Clayton Kershaw was diagnosed with right hip impingement and it looks like he won't need to have season-ending surgery after all.

Miguel Cabrera is incredibly good at hitting baseballs, though he's not so great at catching them.

Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen is cleared to pitch, as his heart problems have subsided.

MLB is looking to switch from Stubhub to Ticketmaster as it's ticket provider. Oh, yay! Higher ticket prices!