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In what is surely the third sign of the Apocalypse but a day that in in a “Y” for the Mets, Tim Tebow has hit the disabled list after sustaining an injury to his hand during Friday night’s game. Tebow will see a specialist in New York today to determine the next course of action. The team has yet to receive results from the X-Rays he underwent Friday evening, but he’s a Met, so it can’t be ideal.
The 30-year old is slashing .273/.336/.399 with six homers and 36 RBIs across 84 games this season, so take that everyone who told me on Twitter that he’s a lost cause. Let’s just forget the team-high 103 strikeouts, no one is perfect. Please join me in welcoming Tebow as an official Mets player, flesh wounds an all! There’s no timetable yet for his return but I’d say...oh about three days or so.
Here’s what else is going on around the baseball world:
- The Indians and Padres made a trade that saw the Indians acquire Brad Hand and Adam Cimber in exchange for one their top prospects, Francisco Mejia. You could say that Cleveland is getting an extra...Hand. Please stop throwing things at me.
- For good measure, we also looked at the aforementioned Indians-Padres trade and graded the outcome for both teams. Not graded: the puns.
- Noah Syndergaard will head to the DL with hand, foot and mouth disease because the Mets are determined to bring on all seven plagues so that there’s no one around to remember how disastrous their implosion was this season.
- Stephen took a look at the idea that the Rockies should really strongly consider trading Nolan Arenado.
- While the Dodgers certainly got better after they acquired Manny Machado from the Orioles, our own Patrick Karraker believes that that move does not put them over the top.
- We had a couple trades as we get caught up from the All-Star Break and all of the excitement and trade frenzy that elicited.
- With Machado going to Los Angeles, our own Matt Powers has provided immediate grades for the Dodgers and Orioles on the trade. How do you think Baltimore made out with the deal?
- The Tigers have placed Michael Fulmer on the disabled list with a strained oblique, quasi sinking their chances of having a productive trade deadline.
- The Phillies reportedly have interest in bringing back an old friend, as they’re targeting Blue Jays lefty (and 2004 Phillies draftee) J.A. Happ.
- The Athletics have acquired Jeurys Familia from Mets for two low level prospects, international slot money, and the Mets’ dignity.
- The Washington Nationals have traded Brian Goodwin to the Royals for Jacob Condra-Bogan.
- It is a time-honored tradition to argue on the Internet over whether or not to have the DH rule in place for the whole league, but Ivan came up with a new rule that turns the presence of a designated hitter into a strategic choice that can change based on the situation.
- MLB free agency was a nightmare last offseason, as nothing happened for a long time and it felt awkward to follow along and cover. Matt looked to some other sports for guidance as to how to make MLB’s free agency better.
- Josh Hader and America’s willingness to absolve white athletes.
- How Minor League Baseball players can begin unionizing.
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