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The more I keep saying that there’s no chance in hell that the Mets will trade for Justin Upton or Giancarlo Stanton, the more I keep reading stuff like this: However, if you’re a Mets fan who wants Upton (or Jason Kubel) now, root for Michael Bourn to a take a one-year deal with the Braves, and root for teams like the Rangers and others to hold off for Stanton. In that scenario, I suppose it’s possible the Mets could wiggle back in. – Matt Cerrone, MetsBlog Wiggle back in? When the heck were the Mets ever in? * * * * * * * * After the Washington Nationals added Rafael Soriano to their bullpen, I emailed ESPN’s Mark Simon and asked him this: I have a non Mets question for you… Now that the Nats have Soriano is it safe to say the two best bullpens in the game are in the NL East; Braves and Nats? Which bullpen is more formidable? Wow, that’s a hard one. 7th inning – Walden vs Clippard is a push. Clippard was not good at end of last season … I wanted the Mets to get Walden, who I think...
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