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Daniel Murphy’s Contract

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.

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Mets Offense Looks Like 2015

The Mets offense, decimated by injuries, is anemic. I’m referring to this year’s team, but the same could have been said about the Mets at this point last season. A quick look at the numbers through 57 games:

mets offense 2016

The 2015 Mets, of course, became an elite offensive team late in the season, easily won the National League East, and advanced to the World Series. Can New York turn it around again this year?

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Sandy Alderson: Trade Master

When a team trades a star for a prospect, typically it takes longer than this to realize if the team that dealt the prospect made a mistake. Only three full seasons have passed since the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays and Noah Syndergaard to the Mets, yet it’s already clear the Mets have won. Projecting the future for the players involved only makes it more lopsided in favor of New York. The deal is Exhibit A in the case for Mets GM Sandy Alderson as one of the best dealers in baseball.

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The Mets Are Going to the World Series

Please allow me my Bart Simpson chalkboard moment:

THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.
THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.
THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.
THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.
THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.

The Mets are going to the World Series after sweeping the Cubs on Wednesday night to claim the National League pennant. If you thought a minor plot point in a sci-fi movie was going to stop this Mets team, I’ve got a hoverboard to sell you. The Mets have played nine games in this postseason and won seven of them. They might be perfect if Chase Utley’s genetic composition wasn’t 80 percent dirt (or the umpires had acknowledged the manifestation of said dirt and made the right call).

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MLB Recap: Little League Grand Slams

Two players hit “Little League grand slams” this past week, a feat that typically includes some defensive ineptitude. In one instance, the defensive culprit TOTALLY REDEEMED HIMSELF. Also, a prominent starting pitcher announced he’s hanging ’em up, and the Astros are about to break an MLB record. Read all about it in my latest recap for CBS Local.