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Our beloved Mets decided to be lazy yesterday, and take a day off. Even still, there was some news out of Flushing in the past twenty-four hours:
Marc Carig writes that Terry Collins may finally consider moving David Wright down in the lineup.
An interview with Lamar Johnson may confirm what many people had suspected, that David Wright is playing hurt.
Mike Petriello at Fangraphs wants to know if Lucas Duda is a legitimate star player, as he seems to have not heard about baseball's power crisis.
Kevin Kernan writes that the Mets must get serious about contending in 2015, and that they can't afford to fall flat again.
Mike Puma spoke with former Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens, who said that Lucas Duda was having timing issues prior to his surge.
Michael Fensom reports that the Mets may be considering a six-man rotation in September.
Kristie Ackert writes that Lucas Duda's personality has shown that it's not a detractor in the second half.
Craig Calcaterra writes that Lucas Duda makes the Mets look smart.
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Joe Posnanski writes that Pete Rose won't be allowed back in baseball in his lifetime.
Novelist Paul Auster has an interesting suggestion on how the game could be sped up.
Dave Cameron writes that there's a minor change we can make to the trade deadline that would benefit a lot of teams.
August Fagerstrom looks at the contradiction that is Joe Maddon and bunting.
Jeff Sullivan suggests that there might be some things that are not particularly quantifiable in regards to postseason races and their landscapes.
Yesterday at AA
Daniel Stein-Sayles finished his series on how Mets personnel are perceived. Check out Part IV here.
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