Mets, WPIX extend affiliation

September, 18, 2014
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NEW YORK -- PIX11 will remain the on-air home of the Mets through 2017, the station announced Thursday.

Channel 11 will air 25 regular-season games and four spring-training games.

The games will continue to be produced through SNY.

Morning Briefing: Only 9 games left

September, 18, 2014
Sep 18
5:30
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NEW YORK

FIRST PITCH: It’s down to single digits remaining in the regular season for the Mets.

Nine games are all that remain.

The Mets (73-80) have three series to go -- at Atlanta and Washington and home versus Houston -- to conclude the season.

The team flew down to Atlanta on Wednesday night and will spend at off-day in the city Thursday, with some players planning to attend the Falcons-Bucs game.

Zack Wheeler (10-10, 3.61 ERA) opposes right-hander Julio Teheran (13-12, 2.89) in the series opener at 7:35 p.m. Friday at Turner Field.

The Mets trail the Pittsburgh Pirates by nine games for the second wild card spot. The tragic number for postseason elimination is two.

Thursday’s news reports:

• In his second-to-last start of the season, Dillon Gee was charged with four runs in 6 2/3 innings and the Mets lost to the Marlins, 4-3, at Citi Field. Gee suffered his first career loss against Miami. He had been 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in five previous starts. The game featured a scoreboard tribute to departing SNY fielding reporter Kevin Burkhardt.

Read game recaps in the Post, Daily News, Newsday, Star-Ledger, Record, Journal and at MLB.com.

Juan Lagares was diagnosed with a right elbow sprain after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday. It is unclear when he will return to the lineup -- or if he will play again this season. Read more in the Star-Ledger and Newsday.

• Jared Diamond in the Journal assesses Wilmer Flores' candidacy for 2015 shortstop. Michael Salfino in the Journal takes a statistical-based look at Flores.

Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma in the Post about Flores starting at shortstop next season: “We’re getting a lot more comfortable. One of the reasons for giving [Flores] as much playing time as we have is to build up his number of plate appearances to get him more comfortable to try to establish sort of a baseline. … There are a lot of things to take into account. The more recent at-bats I think are probably, one would hope, more reflective of his ability. At the same time, it is September and there may be a certain discount there. I’m not sure how much.”

• Columnist Joel Sherman in the Post suggests Jacob deGrom will win the NL Rookie of the Year Award “by deFault” because of a weak field as compared with the AL.

• The Mets are expected to remain with Savannah as their low-A affiliate. The major league club already has announced extensions with Triple-A Las Vegas and Double-A Binghamton and owns high-A St. Lucie and short-season Kingsport and Brooklyn.

From the bloggers … John Delcos at NY Mets Report asserts that the 2015 shortstop job is Flores’ to lose.

BIRTHDAYS: Former Mets first-round pick Billy Traber turns 35.

TWEET OF THE DAY: YOU’RE UP: Who should be the odd-man out of the Mets’ rotation next season with Matt Harvey due to return?

Gee's inconsistent season continues

September, 18, 2014
Sep 18
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NEW YORK -- A microcosm of Dillon Gee's up-and-down season was on display Wednesday night in the Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins.

The right-hander was in trouble from the start, giving up singles to three of the first four Marlins he faced. He then threw a pitch behind catcher Travis d'Arnaud, which allowed a run to score. Gee hit the next batter, Reed Johnson, with another pitch.

In fact, before the Mets had even stepped up to the plate, Gee (7-8) had given up two runs on four hits, plus the HBP. But after surrendering another earned run in the second inning, Gee settled down and found his rhythm, eventually finishing with 6 T innings pitched, seven hits, four runs and two strikeouts.

“We gotta get Dillon going somehow,” Terry Collins said. “We gotta find out what’s going on. He just hasn’t been the same guy in the second half.”

Gee started the year 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA through eight games before a strained lat muscle sidelined him for two months. He’s gone 4-7 since returning, with a 4.63 ERA over that span.

“I think it’s more than the numbers," Collins said. "His numbers are dictated by the fact that he has just not commanded the baseball like he knows how or like he can. I have not seen Dillon Gee ever miss around the strike zone. That’s what I see as the issue.”

For his part, Gee thinks his performance is just part of the up-and-down nature of the game.

“I think the last few [starts] I’ve felt fairly normal,” Gee said. “A lot of things haven’t gone the way you want them to. Tonight was just another example. I felt like I threw the ball well. I was mixing it. Early on I was getting the contact I was looking for. It just wasn't working out. I was able to battle through six and two-thirds.”

Gee is slated to get one last start this season, in Washington. Collins expects he won’t know which version of the pitcher -- good or bad -- he’ll have going forward until spring training.“Certainly Dillon Gee can win at this level,” Collins said. “There’s no doubt about that.”

One bright surprise for Gee was a single in the fifth inning that snapped an 0-for-41 streak dating back to Sept. 15, 2013.

More importantly, it briefly catalyzed the Mets’ offense. Matt den Dekker pushed Gee to second on a single. Two batters later, Lucas Duda knocked them both in to cut the Marlin’s lead to 3-2.

The Marlins held the Mets at bay the rest of the way.

Rapid Reaction: Marlins 4, Mets 3

September, 17, 2014
Sep 17
10:18
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NEW YORK -- Kevin Burkhardt’s final home game ended in a Mets loss.

Amid salutes to the outgoing field reporter, the Miami Marlins produced three early runs against Dillon Gee and held on for a 4-3 win Wednesday at Citi Field.

The Mets dropped to 73-80. They must win eight of their final nine games to avoid their sixth straight losing season. Otherwise, they will match the Houston Astros for the longest active streak in the majors of sub-.500 seasons.

Lucas Duda's two-out, two-run single against Henderson Alvarez with the bases loaded in the fifth pulled the Mets within 3-2. Wilmer Flores then bid for a three-run homer, but Marcell Ozuna ran down the shot at the base of the left-center wall.

Gee (7-8) departed with two outs and a runner on second base in the seventh. Josh Edgin entered and surrendered a run-scoring double to Christian Yelich that closed the book on Gee.

Gee’s final line: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

Gee did produce his first hit of the season with a fifth-inning single against Alvarez. Gee had been 0-for-35 in 2014 and hitless in 41 straight at-bats dating to last season.

The Mets pulled within 4-3 in the eighth on Curtis Granderson's RBI groundout.

What’s next: The Mets spend Thursday’s off-day in Atlanta, then open a weekend series against the freefalling Braves on Friday. Zack Wheeler (10-10, 3.61 ERA) opposes right-hander Julio Teheran (13-12, 2.89) in the opener at Turner Field.

David Wright, despite being done for the season, will accompany the team on the final road trip of the season, which also includes a stop in D.C. Matt Harvey, whose throwing program is complete, will not join the team on the road.

TC pledges playing time for Herrera

September, 17, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Dilson Herrera is out of the starting lineup for the third time in four days on Wednesday, but Terry Collins said the 20-year-old rookie’s playing time should increase beginning this weekend.

Herrera is 1-for-his-last-21, dropping his major league average to .189 through 16 games.

Collins said the wear and tear of a long season seems to have fatigued Herrera and caused his swing to become less compact.

“I see some things that are pretty much characteristic of maybe not just struggles, but the fact he may be getting run down just a hair,” Collins said. “His swing has gotten a little long. He hit early today because he’s trying to fix it. It’s a fast pace up here. To come out of the minor leagues and where he was, he’s done a nice job.”

Lagares has elbow sprain, return uncertain

September, 17, 2014
Sep 17
5:01
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NEW YORK -- Juan Lagares has been diagnosed with a right-elbow sprain, he learned after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday.

Terry Collins said Lagares is “going to miss a few days,” although the manager could not forecast the precise length of the center fielder’s absence. With only 10 games remaining, Collins said he did not know whether Lagares would play again this season.

“I can’t answer that,” Collins said.

Lagares felt discomfort making a fourth-inning throw Tuesday and departed the game after that inning.

“I feel better than last night,” said Lagares, who had the elbow wrapped in ice pregame Wednesday. “Last night when it happened I felt pain, but now I feel better.”

Lagares has been dealing with the elbow issue since a Sept. 5-7 series in Cincinnati.

He said there has been a lingering, dull discomfort at points throughout the month, but nothing like the pain that arose during Tuesday’s throw.

“Sometimes when I throw hard I feel it,” Lagares said. “Last night I felt it a little more.”

Lagares said he also dealt with the issue in 2007, when he was a shortstop at low-A Savannah.

Wednesday's Mets-Marlins lineups

September, 17, 2014
Sep 17
3:36
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MIAMI -- Here are the lineups as the Mets face the Miami Marlins at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at Citi Field.

Mets
Matt den Dekker, lf
Daniel Murphy, 3b
Travis d'Arnaud, c
Lucas Duda, 1b
Wilmer Flores, 2b
Curtis Granderson, rf
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
Ruben Tejada, ss
Dillon Gee, rhp

Marlins
Christian Yelich, lf
Donovan Solano, 2b
Casey McGehee, 3b
Marcell Ozuna, cf
Garrett Jones, 1b
Reed Johnson, rf
Adeiny Hechavarria, ss
Jeff Mathis, c
Henderson Alvarez, rhp

Morning Briefing: Happy Burkhardt Day!

September, 17, 2014
Sep 17
8:11
AM ET
NEW YORK

FIRST PITCH: It’s Kevin Burkhardt Day at Citi Field.

Burkhardt, SNY’s field reporter for the past eight seasons, will participate in his final home telecast with Wednesday’s series finale against the Miami Marlins. Burkhardt’s SNY duties will wrap up on the road next Thursday at Washington.


Adam RubinKevin Burkhardt celebrates his final home game as an SNY field reporter on Wednesday.


He is headed to Fox full time.

The Mets send Dillon Gee to the mound for Burkhardt’s home sendoff. Gee (7-7, 3.80 ERA) opposes right-hander Henderson Alvarez (10-6, 2.81) at 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday’s news reports:

Wilmer Flores had a big day at the plate. Using Kevin Plawecki’s bat, Flores homered twice and for the second time this season had six RBIs as the Mets beat the Marlins, 9-1, Tuesday. Bartolo Colon limited Miami to one run despite surrendering 12 hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Read game recaps in the Post, Daily News, Newsday, Star-Ledger, Journal and at MLB.com.

Juan Lagares departed Tuesday’s game after four innings with what initially has been diagnosed as a hyperextended right elbow. He is due to undergo an MRI on Wednesday morning. Read more in the Star-Ledger.

• Columnist Joel Sherman in the Post asserts that the Mets should tank the rest of the season to finish with one of the worst 10 records in baseball. That would give them a protected first-round pick and make it easier to pursue a free agent who figures to get a qualifying offer, such as Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, J.J. Hardy and Hanley Ramirez. The Mets currently have MLB’s 12th-worst record, which would mean forfeiting their first-round pick if they sign a premium free agent.

Of course, Sherman doesn’t expect the Mets will land any of those aforementioned free agents. He writes:

They will express concerns about Cabrera and Cruz’s Biogenesis pasts (though they were very interested in Jhonny Peralta last year) or whisper that their outfield will be too big for the defensively suspect Cruz (though it would not be too big for him to hit a bunch of homers) or they will express belief that Wilmer Flores and/or Matt Reynolds are dollar-for-dollar worth in the same win range as Hardy or Ramirez.

In other words, Mets fans should brace once more for excuses why they will not be getting players this offseason. But by losing big the rest of the way, at least one alibi would vanish from the repertoire.

• Retiring MLB commissioner Bud Selig, making the 20th stop of his farewell tour, visited Citi Field on Tuesday. Selig continued his unwavering support of Mets ownership. He suggested the Mets are in full compliance with MLB’s economic regulations and said the build-from-within approach is more sound than spending like “drunken sailors.” Selig added that he would let fired senior VP Leigh Castergine’s civil lawsuit play out in federal court and not discipline anybody within the organization in the midst of a legal proceeding.

Columnist Kevin Davidoff in the Post says Selig’s legacy partly is tied to propping up Mets ownership. Writes Davidoff:

A master salesman -- he sold used cars, after all -- Selig tried to make his case that the Mets’ unwillingness to spend more does not equate to gross incompetence. He mentioned the Cardinals as a team that doesn’t “spend money like drunken sailors.” He passionately declared, “Unless I read the standings wrong on the way over here, it looks to me like the Baltimore Orioles might win the American League East this year. Anybody here predict that on April 1? I don’t think so. I rest my case.”

Well, the Cardinals’ payroll this season is about $141 million, as per Basebal-Reference.com. And the Orioles are paying about $114 million for their soon-to-be division-winning roster. Not quite the same as $83 million.

Read more in the Journal, Daily News, Record, Star-Ledger, Newsday and SB Nation.

• Despite a Twitter hullabaloo, the Mets say no change is coming to their skyline logo. They offered no official reason why the UN Headquarters in the skyline was replaced by the Citigroup Center in the logo used on social media this week, although the internally constructed image appeared to be more than a year old. Read more in the Times (which wonders about potential hacking) and Newsday.

• Dwight Gooden predicted Jacob deGrom will become the first Met to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award since he did 30 years ago. “Striking out eight guys in a row, that really put the stamp on it for me,” Gooden told Dan Martin in the Post, referring to deGrom’s record-setting game-opening feat Monday against the Marlins. “That’s the kind of thing you need to do to get people’s attention, especially as a starting pitcher.”

Gooden told Matt Harvey last week that Harvey and deGrom have a “similar mound presence.”

Said Gooden to Martin: “They both carry themselves like veterans out there. They’re two different pitchers, but nothing rattles them.”

• The Mets nominated David Wright for the Roberto Clemente Award, which honors “the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement."

• ESPNNewYork.com reviews which players the Mets may protect in the Rule 5 draft, which annually takes place at the winter meetings in December.

• Marc Carig in Newsday assesses Lagares’ Gold Glove chances. The award is based on manager and coach voting (75 percent) and defensive statistical metrics (25 percent). Writes Carig:

With Lagares, prestige might be the problem.

[Carlos] Gomez won the award last year and has the advantage of being an offensive force while [Andrew] McCutchen reigns as the NL's Most Valuable Player. The veteran [Denard] Span plays for a contender and [Billy] Hamilton's stolen-base prowess in the minors made him a household name before he stepped on a big-league field.

"Major League Baseball and baseball fans knew who Billy Hamilton was before he got here," said [Reds manager Bryan] Price, who naturally backed his own player for the Gold Glove award.

Pedro Martinez praised the Mets’ collection of up-and-coming pitchers, Anthony McCarron writes in the Daily News. “The Mets have the best nucleus of young pitchers,” Martinez said.

• Harvey felt no ill effects the day after his final official throwing session of 2014. Read more in the Post.

From the bloggers … Faith and Fear offers a view from an empty Promenade.

BIRTHDAYS: Former captain John Franco turns 54.

TWEET OF THE DAY: YOU’RE UP: Do you think out-of-options Wilmer Flores will be the Mets’ Opening Day shortstop next season?

Wilmer drives in 6 for second time in '14

September, 16, 2014
Sep 16
11:06
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Frank Franklin II/Associated PressWilmer Flores rounds the bases after the first of his two homers on Tuesday.
NEW YORK – Wilmer Flores recently endured an 0-for-21 skid. Now he has 10 RBIs in his past four games. He has gone 8-for-14 with six extra-base hits since ending his hitless drought.

Flores went deep twice and drove in a career-high-matching six runs as the Mets beat the Miami Marlins, 9-1, Tuesday at Citi Field.

Flores became the first player in the majors this season with a pair of six-RBI games. The last Met to accomplish it twice in a season was Carlos Delgado in 2008. The only other Mets to do so twice in a season: Mike Piazza in 2002 and Robin Ventura in 1999.

Afterward, Terry Collins agreed September numbers need to be viewed more cautiously. Both homers Tuesday came against past-his-prime Brad Penny.

Still, Collins added: “The one thing we saw throughout the second half since he’s been here is his ability to put the ball in play, that he’ll use the field. Now, we’ve got to be a little bit careful. But he’s driven some balls against some pretty good pitching. So we know the power is there. As the confidence grows, maybe the bat even becomes more. Even though it’s September this can still help him next year.”

Collins has apprised Flores as well as Ruben Tejada that it’s open auditions for a shortstop.

“He’s been told that,” Collins said. “He’s been told the shortstop job is open. Ruben has been told that.”

Said Flores: “That’s out of my hands. I’m just trying to do my job. I can’t control what happens.”

Flores' production the past two games has come while using former Vegas teammate Kevin Plawecki’s bat. Flores had borrowed Plawecki’s bat on occasion in Triple-A. And when Plawecki visited Citi Field on Monday to receive a Sterling Award, Flores again borrowed it because he likes the feel. Flores had success and continued to use it Tuesday.

“I’m going to tip my hat to him,” Collins said about Flores. “I saw him when he was real young and gangly -- a tall, skinny guy with big feet, and trying to control those feet. One time there was concern about whether or not he was going to play the middle of the infield. And as he’s gone through the minor leagues, because his bat plays, everybody looked at him to be at another position.

“Last winter, he went to that fitness camp and got his lower body in great shape. I think he’s done fine. Again, he’s not going to be one of those big-rangy shortstops, but when he gets to the ball he catches it. And he’s got a strong enough arm. If he continues to swing the bat, he can play anywhere.”

Juan Lagares to get MRI on Wednesday

September, 16, 2014
Sep 16
10:47
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NEW YORK -- Juan Lagares is due undergo an MRI of his right elbow on Wednesday morning after being forced from Tuesday’s game after four innings with what initially has been diagnosed as a hyperextended right elbow.

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Lagares injured the elbow on a fourth-inning throw from center field to second base that forced out Garrett Jones. He described the elbow as “sore.”

“He did it one other time, in Cincinnati,” Terry Collins said, referring to an early September series. “A couple of days later he was fine. It hasn’t bothered him since. But today he had a stinger. Because of that, and because of the way he described it, we thought it was maybe more than just hyperextended. You worry about the nerve or something.

“We’ll have him looked at tomorrow. The doctors right now don’t think it’s anything real serious, but we’ll have him checked in the morning.”

Said Lagares: “Today I felt it again, and I want to make sure I get checked to make sure. Let’s see tomorrow after I check with the doctors.”

Rapid Reaction: Mets 9, Marlins 1

September, 16, 2014
Sep 16
9:57
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NEW YORK -- Wilmer Flores launched a pair of homers and matched a career high with six RBIs as the Mets beat the Miami Marlins, 9-1, Tuesday at Citi Field.

Both of Flores’ long balls came against reliever Brad Penny -- a three-run shot in the fifth and a two-run shot in the seventh.

Flores is now 8-for-15 with two doubles, one triple, three homers and 10 RBIs in his past four games.

He also had a six-RBI game on June 2 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hits scattered: Bartolo Colon earned the win despite surrendering 12 hits. Colon stranded the bases loaded in the fifth inning and preserved a 4-1 lead by striking out Marcell Ozuna and getting Garrett Jones to ground out.

Colon’s final line: 7.2 IP, 12 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.

It matched the second-most hits surrendered in franchise history by a starting pitcher who allowed one run or fewer. Jason Isringhausen allowed one run and 13 hits in 7 1/3 innings against the Phillies on Sept. 15, 1995. Bobby J. Jones allowed 12 hits in 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves on June 10, 1996.

Injury report: Juan Lagares departed the game after four innings with what the team labeled a hyperextended right elbow.

Penned: Rafael Montero made his first relief appearance since reverting to a relief role after last Wednesday's start against the Rockies. He handled the ninth inning in scoreless fashion despite allowing the first two batters to reach.

What’s next: The Mets (73-79) and Marlins (73-77) complete their season series Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. Dillon Gee (7-7, 3.80 ERA) opposes right-hander Henderson Alvarez (10-6, 2.81). The Mets already have clinched the season series, 11-7.

Lagares departs with elbow injury

September, 16, 2014
Sep 16
8:38
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NEW YORK -- Juan Lagares departed Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins after four innings with what the team labeled a hyperextended right elbow.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field.

Lagares had forced out Garrett Jones at second base on a shot up the middle by Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the fourth.

Retiring commish Selig supports Wilpons

September, 16, 2014
Sep 16
5:41
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NEW YORK -- Stop No. 20 on retiring commissioner Bud Selig’s farewell tour took him to Citi Field on Tuesday afternoon. Selig was met by a hard line of questioning, but continued his unwavering support of the Mets and their ownership.

“As far as I’m concerned, from my perspective, I think the way the Mets are doing this thing is correct,” Selig said about the low-payroll, build-from-within formula. “There are a lot of teams in life that spend a lot of money that don’t do well, either. And I’m not trying to be facetious saying that.

“I’m going to see Sandy Alderson, whom of course I have great personal affection and respect for. And I often talk to Sandy, as I do all the general managers and people all over baseball about what they’re doing. I went to Houston early in the year and they were all exorcised about, ‘Oh my goodness, this is a bad team. This is this. This is that.’ And all of a sudden now they’re playing remarkably and so on and so forth.


Elsa/Getty ImagesBud Selig staunchly supported Mets owners during a visit to Citi Field on Tuesday.


“Do I have any problem with the Mets’ finances? None.”

Selig continued with a passionate defense of teams that win without large payrolls.

“I tell the owners all the time, and I tell myself: In my judgment -- my judgment -- Branch Rickey was right,” Selig said. “Mr. Rickey used to say it takes three to five years before you can analyze a trade. And that’s even more so relative to a franchise.

“In Chicago there’s been a lot of criticism. I happen to think [Cubs GM] Theo [Epstein] is doing it the right way. And I think lately the Cubs are starting to play that way. Yet there was a lot of criticism. There’s been criticism of Houston. I’ve watched this over the years.

“I’m always sort of baffled by this, ‘If you spend X and this and so on and so forth …’

“You just look at who’s winning. Unless I read the standings wrong on the way over here today, it looks to me like the Baltimore Orioles may win the American League East this year. Anybody here predict that on April 1? I don’t think so. I rest my case. I’m telling you that I talk to people all the time. I also do a lot of rating of farm systems. You have no idea the work that I do privately, quietly. And I’m satisfied that this [Mets] franchise is doing it the right way, in my baseball judgment.

“Look, I’m a fan at heart. No one was more impatient, nobody had more temper tantrums [as Brewers owner]. It’s difficult to draw conclusions. You know, you go to St. Louis. It’s a smaller market and they don’t spend money like, as my father used to say, ‘drunken sailors.’ But they’re very competitive every year. But it takes time. It takes time to build. Yes, I understand fan frustration. I do. I do understand. I read every paper every day. … But the fact of the matter is I do monitor every team. And honestly, if I felt, and I mean this very sincerely, that there was a team really not doing what I thought they should do in the best interest of the sport, they’d hear from me.”

Selig was pointedly asked to distinguish between the Mets and Dodgers situations -- since both allegedly used team and TV resources to cover debt and maintained payrolls inconsistent with their market sizes.

“There are big differences,” Selig said. “I think I’ve covered this subject many, many times. And I don’t want to go back into the whole Frank McCourt/Dodgers situation, because there were enormous ramifications there, many of which maybe weren’t public. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve said this in the past and I’ll say it again: I don’t have any problem with the Mets’ financing, with what’s going on as far as all of our economic rules, and we have a myriad of them. They are in compliance with them. They’re doing fine. The Dodgers were not in compliance with any of them.”

Court matter: Selig said the lawsuit filed by former Mets senior VP Leigh Castergine is a team matter and not something MLB will insert itself into at this time.

“I monitor everything closely,” Selig said. “That’s employment litigation. There were a lot of charges there. Jeff [Wilpon] denies them vigorously. And I think in this particular case, they’re going to court. And we’re just going to have to see how that plays out.”

Selig conceded his successor, Rob Manfred, may be in charge when the civil suit plays out.

“It’s in litigation. It’s disputed," Selig said. "And there’s nothing else to talk about. We’ll see what happens with litigation, if the litigation goes forward. We don’t even know that.”

Tuesday's Mets-Marlins lineups

September, 16, 2014
Sep 16
3:09
PM ET
MIAMI -- Here are the lineups as the Mets face the Miami Marlins at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at Citi Field.

Mets
Juan Lagares, cf
Daniel Murphy, 3b
Travis d'Arnaud, c
Lucas Duda, 1b
Wilmer Flores, 2b
Curtis Granderson, rf
Matt den Dekker, lf
Ruben Tejada, ss
Bartolo Colon, rhp

Marlins
Christian Yelich, lf
Donovan Solano, 2b
Casey McGehee, 3b
Marcell Ozuna, cf
Garrett Jones, 1b
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c
Reed Johnson, rf
Ed Lucas, ss
Nathan Eovaldi, rhp

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
14 4.02 143 190
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .295
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 83
RD. Murphy 75
OPSL. Duda .827
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173