N.Y. Mutts keep fetching wins

Mismatched lineup heads into cross-city rivalry wagging its tail

Updated: June 7, 2012, 3:15 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Their name is the Mets. They should be called the Mutts.

They don't listen when people tell them they're a defense-poor, bullpen-deprived team haunted by decades of bad mojo and a payroll that's been gutted because of the Bernie Madoff scandal. Last season they shrugged at the news that their owner, Fred Wilpon, derided their best everyday player as "a good kid" but "not a superstar" -- then smiled when the same guy, David Wright, hit .400 for a month this season despite having ...

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