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  1. Bobby Parnell blows save, Mets lose on wild pitch

    Jul 17, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    Those who believe Bobby Parnell just doesn’t have the mentality to close have gained a little more ammunition over the last week. Parnell blew his second save in four days, and Pedro Beato threw a wild pitch to score the winning run in the 10th as the Mets lost to the Nationals 5-4 on Tuesday.…

  2. Mets confirm they’re going with Miguel Batista

    Jul 17, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

    Miguel Batista

    The Mets have decided to favor experience over youth, at least for one weekend. They announced that Miguel Batista would initially fill Dillon Gee‘s rotation spot and start Saturday against the Dodgers. The 41-year-old Batista will be making his first start since May 19. He’s 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA in four starts this season.…

  3. Mets welcome back Jason Bay from concussion

    Jul 17, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Jason Bay Getty

    Jason Bay is back from the disabled list, returning to the Mets’ active roster after missing the past month with a concussion. Bay went 3-for-10 with three walks while rehabbing at Triple-A and, more importantly considering his history, hasn’t experienced any post-concussion symptoms. Bay got off to a decent start this season, but then missed…

  4. Report: The Phillies to offer Hamels $120 million. It still won’t be enough.

    Jul 16, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    I expect we’ll get a lot of this in the coming weeks then, when Hamels doesn’t sign an extension, it will go quiet. Then, when it comes to free agent time, the numbers will be higher. But for the time being, Jon Heyman reports: The Phillies are said to be planning to offer at least…

  5. The umpires in the Mets-Braves game are having a tough inning

    Jul 14, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

    Terry Collins

    And what a surprise…. it’s Dan Iassogna’s motley crew. In the top of the fifth today in the game between the Mets and Braves in Atlanta, C.B. Bucknor missed a very obvious play at first base, calling the Mets’ Jordany Valdespin out on his attempt for a bunt single. It wasn’t even a bang-bang play;…

  6. Ryan Dempster runs scoreless streak to 33 innings in win over Diamondbacks

    Jul 14, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

    Ryan Dempster Getty

    Ryan Dempster continues to do wonders for his trade value. In his second start back after missing three weeks with a strained right lat muscle, Dempster tossed six shutout innings this afternoon as part of a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. He now has a career-high 33-inning scoreless streak dating back to…

  7. The Mets might call up top prospect Zack Wheeler this year

    Jul 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    AP Zack Wheeler

    Well, this is a surprise. Most have assumed that Zack Wheeler’s major league debut will wait until 2013. Odds are it still will, but Mets manager Terry Collins hasn’t ruled out the possibility that it could happen sooner. According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, Collins told reporters this afternoon that Wheeler is…

  8. Report: Mets considering trade for Kelly Shoppach

    Jul 14, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kelly Shoppach AP

    The Mets have reportedly discussed a trade for Rockies’ catcher Ramon Hernandez, but Peter Gammons of MLB Network hears that they are considering alternatives. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported last weekend that the Mets are also interested in Mariners’ catcher Miguel Olivo. If acquired, Shoppach would function as a platoon partner for…

  9. Mets haven’t ruled out calling up Matt Harvey next week

    Jul 12, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    When it was first reported that Dillon Gee was headed to the disabled list with a blood clot in his right shoulder, Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that Miguel Batista would likely take his place in the starting rotation next Wednesday against the Nationals. However, Collins hedged a bit when asked about prospect right-hander Matt…

  10. Because you want to know what rock stars think of the pitching environment these days

    Jul 12, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

    SiriusXM Celebrates 10 Years Of Satellite Radio With A Concert By Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Arrivals

    Rolling Stones has a series in which Dan Epstein — author of the fantastic “Big Hair and Plastic Grass” book about baseball in the 1970s — asks various musicians who happen to be baseball fans about the issues of the day. Among the many panel members: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Pete Yorn,…

  11. Dillon Gee to undergo surgery Friday, could be lost for season

    Jul 11, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee

    Dillon Gee will undergo surgery to fix arterial damage in pitching shoulder Friday and could miss the rest of the season, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Gee was given the option of remaining on blood thinners after a catheter was used to break up the original blood clot in his shoulder, but since…

  12. Dillon Gee discharged from hospital, may need surgery

    Jul 11, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee

    Dillon Gee will be discharged today after being hospitalized for finger numbness that stemmed from a blood clot in his shoulder, but according to a statement released by the Mets he may still require surgery. Dillon was scheduled to start the second-half opener Friday, but instead he’s been placed on the disabled list and is…

  13. NL dominates in first All-Star shutout since 1996

    Jul 10, 2012, 11:17 PM EDT

    National League All-Star Cabrera holds out a hand to American League All-Star Cano after hitting a two run home run at the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Kansas City

    It was all National League, right from the start. Pablo Sandoval and company jumped on Justin Verlander to take a 5-0 lead in the top of the first and cruised from there on the way to an 8-0 victory for the NL in the 83rd All-Star Game, the third straight win for the Senior Circuit.…

  14. What to watch for in tonight’s All-Star Game

    Jul 10, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Tonight’s 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will officially open with Detroit’s Justin Verlander throwing to Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez. Still, my favorite part will take place before that. The Midsummer Classic isn’t the must-see event it was before Baseball Tonight, MLB Extra Innings and MLB.tv made seeing the league’s stars in action so much easier.…

  15. Mets pitcher Dillon Gee hospitalized, diagnosed with clot in artery of right shoulder

    Jul 10, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee

    UPDATE: Brad Como of SNY reports that tests on Gee revealed a clot in the artery of his right shoulder. UPDATE #2: Gee will be placed on the disabled list and is expected to remain in the hospital for another day or two while doctors monitor the clot after they used a catheter to break…

  16. Overthinking La Russa’s snub of R.A. Dickey

    Jul 10, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Gatorade All-Star Workout Day

    I remain firmly in the camp that Tony La Russa made a bad decision in deciding not to go with R.A. Dickey as the All-Star Game starter. The arguments for Dickey over Matt Cain are pretty clear both statistically (Dickey has been the better pitcher) and thematically (Dickey has been the better story), so I…

  17. Prince Fielder wins his second Home Run Derby crown

    Jul 9, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder Getty

    We made it, you guys. Another Home Run Derby is in the rear view mirror, as Prince Fielder defeated Jose Bautista in the finals tonight to take home this year’s crown. It was Fielder’s second Home Run Derby win, the other coming back in 2009 in St. Louis. Ken Griffey, Jr., who won in 1994, 1998 and…

  18. Dispatches from Kansas City: “Have you seen George Brett around?”

    Jul 9, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

    downtown fountain

    HardballTalk’s Drew Silva is filing regular stories from this year’s MLB All-Star festivities in Kansas City. Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four. The Royals haven’t won a division title since 1985 and have finished with a winning record just three times since since 1992, which has translated into over 20 years of bad attendance totals at…

  19. Report: Matt Cain will get the All-Star Game start over R.A. Dickey

    Jul 9, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

    Matt Cain Getty

    We know Justin Verlander will be starting the All-Star Game for the AL. John Harper of the New York Daily News has a source telling him who the NL starter will be: Source says Dickey is not starting All-Star game. Will be Cain vs. Verlander. — John Harper (@NYDNHarper) July 9, 2012 I know a…

  20. Jon Rauch turns car accident into Jeep advertisement

    Jul 8, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT

    Jon Rauch's Jeep

    Reliever Jon Rauch was unhurt after being involved in a two-car accident following the Mets’ loss Sunday. He took to twitter afterwards:

  21. Ryan Dempster ups scoreless streak to 27 innings

    Jul 8, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    Ryan Dempster

    One would never guess Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster just missed three weeks with a strained lat muscle. Back from the DL on Sunday, he shut out the Mets for five innings, extending his scoreless streak to 27 innings. The Cubs went on to win 7-0. R.A. Dickey had an even longer scoreless-inning streak this season…

  22. Vicente Padilla: Mark Teixeira should play ‘a women’s sport’

    Jul 8, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

    Vicente Padilla

    Vicente Padilla fired back at Mark Teixeira after Saturday’s Yankees-Red Sox doublelehader, saying his former Rangers teammate is “scared to face me” and claiming “he’d be better off playing a women’s sport.” Teixeira said Friday that Padilla “doesn’t have too many friends in the game” and suggested that he be suspended for his head-hunting. Padilla…

  23. Catcher-hungry Mets targeting Ramon Hernandez, Miguel Olivo, Kelly Shoppach

    Jul 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ramon Hernandez

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York and Joel Sherman of the New York Post both report that the Mets are interested in Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez, and according to Sherman they’re also interested in catchers Miguel Olivo of the Mariners and Kelly Shoppach of the Red Sox. All three veterans are right-handed hitters who could…

  24. 2012 midseason awards: NL MVP

    Jul 7, 2012, 12:50 AM EDT

    Joey Votto

    There’s no doubt who has been the National League’s best hitter to date, what with Joey Votto leading the circuit in both on-base percentage and slugging. As for the best player, that’s still a difficult question. Here’s the top 10 in OPS: 1.082 – Joey Votto (1B Cin): .345/.464/.619, 14 HR, 47 RBI, 4 SB…

  25. Royals want a player, not a prospect, for Jonathan Broxton

    Jul 6, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton

    That according to FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi: Broxton, who was signed to set up Joakim Soria this season, has a 1.99 ERA and 21 saves in 24 opportunities as Kansas City’s closer. Still, the Royals would likely be OK without him, as they’d still have some combination of Greg Holland, Aaron Crow and Tim Collins to…

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