It’s a fun time to be a Blue Jays fan. For already the second time this postseason, Toronto advanced via an extra-inning, walk-off win. This time they eliminated the Texas Rangers, the team with the best record in the American League. Read about how they did it, as well as what’s happening in the rest of the series’, in my CBS Local recap.
It came as no surprise when Daniel Murphy rejected the Mets’ one-year, $15.8 million offer last offseason. At the time, no player had ever accepted a “qualifying offer.”* Instead, Murphy tested the market and wound up with $37.5 million over three years from the Washington Nationals. If Murphy’s first half of 2016 is any indication, he made a mistake not accepting the Mets’ deal.
While Mets fans are repeating “Ya Gotta Believe,” Royals fans might be asking the rest of the country, “You didn’t believe?” After two games, Kansas City’s strengths—a lineup without holes that puts the ball in the play and a dominant bullpen—have outshined the Mets’ starting pitching. As I write in my CBS Local recap, this series is not over, but the Mets bats need to wake up Friday, when the series moves to New York.