The Mets decided to be selfish and take a day off yesterday; but don't you worry, because they'll be back in action tonight at 7:10pm ET as Bartolo Colon takes on Scott Kazmir and the A's at Citi Field. The outing will be Kazmir's first ever in Queens, and will be sure to cause a stir as he's put together a career year thus far.
The big story of the past day has been that of Chris Young's potential release. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin suggested that the Mets are in talks about letting Young go, but as Ryan Hagerty tells us, it depends on who you talk to. Mike Puma went further to suggest that the Mets have never had internal discussions about releasing Young.
Travis d'Arnaud is headed back! After playing excellent baseball on his trip to the minors, d'Arnaud will get another crack at MLB baseball today.
While on the topic of catchers, Kevin Plawecki is set to be promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. Plawecki's meteoric rise should put some pressure on d'Arnaud to perform offensively.
ESPN's Mark Simon wonders if the Mets are finally turning the corner, based on their good charts and numbers from the weekend.
As Sandy Alderson's former assistant Billy Beane comes to town, there was sure to be chatter about the Moneyball version of the Mets which Sandy has been trying to create. Kevin Kernan writes that Sandy's Mets have to play like his friend Billy's A's, and Bill Madden suggest Alderson look to his protege for suggestions.
Mike Puma talks a bit about how Curtis Granderson has turned the boos into cheers with a stellar past few weeks.
Kristie Ackert writes that the weekend series reinvigorated David Wright.
David's recent hot streak hasn't been enough to keep him in the lead for All-Star voting, as Adam Rubin reports.
Juan Lagares played in a rehab assignment game for the Binghamton Mets, going 2-for-4 while playing a full game in center.
Around the NL East
The Nats got a big night from Jayson Werth, as Gio Gonzalez was able to pitch himself to a win on the way off the DL.
Around the Majors
Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Bautista will captain the two home run derby teams, as a new format will be released this year.
Jeff Sullivan gives his take on the super-aggressive Carlos Gomez, who reinvented his swing.
David Ortiz, after complaining about the official scoring last week, got his wish as he was given a hit in place of an error after his hissy-fit.
Dave Cameron takes a look at expectations for franchises in a bit of an abstract way.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane asks "who should stay and who should go?" One of Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden need to be sent down.