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  1. Morning Briefing: Choo, Arroyo to Mets?

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The Mets have all but knocked the Cincinnati Reds into the wild-card game. The Amazin's also may have helped ensure the Pittsburgh Pirates host their first postseason game since 1992. Rookie Michael Wacha came within one o...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. Morning Briefing: Nats flirt with wild card

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: Don't look now, but the Mets are about to face a not-quite-dead-yet team. The Washington Nationals (68-65) have won eight of their past nine games and have moved to within 6.5 games of the Cincinnati Reds for the second wil...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. Salute to Chipper Jones

    Adam Rubin

    Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Chipper Jones is embraced by Hank Aaron during Sept. 28 pregame ceremony at Turner Field. Chipper Jones' career ended with the Braves' wild-card-game elimination Friday night. Here's a summary of the Mets killer's Hall...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  4. Mets morning briefing 7.13.12

    Adam Rubin

    After a four-day break, the Mets resume play with a critical series at Atlanta, which leads the Mets -- and the wild-card standings -- by a half-game. After Johan Santana and then Dillon Gee were unable to take the ball in the second-half opener, Chr...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  5. Playoffs expanding this October

    Adam Rubin

    MLB is set to expand the playoffs by one team in each league beginning this October, ESPN's Buster Olney writes. The two wild-card teams in the National League would meet in the first round, with the winner joining the three division champions for...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  6. Fine print of new labor agreement

    Adam Rubin

    Here's the press release highlighting changes in the new collective bargaining agreement. While HGH testing may get a lot of play, as well as the extra wild card in each league, the biggest impact on the Mets should come from soft draft and intern...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  7. Meaningful Sept. games more likely?

    Adam Rubin

    Major League Baseball on Thursday announced its intention to add an extra wild-card team in each league, likely for next season. So that means one-third of the National League teams will make the postseason come 2013 (five of 15). That year, the H...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  8. Harris reacts to historic comeback

    Adam Rubin

    AP Photo/Jeff Roberson Ruben Tejada connects on a game-tying two-run double in the ninth. You're welcome, Atlanta Braves. With the St. Louis Cardinals poised to close to within a game of idle Atlanta in the wild-card standings, the Mets staged t...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  9. Red Sox inquired about Capuano

    Adam Rubin

    Chris Capuano #38 SP New York Mets 2011 STATS GM31 W11 L12 BB50 K155 ERA4.47 Looking for a spot starter this weekend against the Yankees to hold onto the wild card, the Boston Red Sox inquired about Chris Capuano but were unable to strik...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  10. Thursday lineup vs. Cards

    Adam Rubin

    Here's the lineup as the Mets look to help the idle Braves hold off St. Louis in the wild-card race. The Cardinals would pull within a game of Atlanta with a win and would drop two games back with a loss. Lucas Duda is out a day after leaving Wednesd...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  11. Mets morning briefing 9.22.11

    Adam Rubin

    Pedro Beato surrendered a three-run homer to David Freese that scored a pair of inherited runners and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 6-5 win Wednesday to pull within a game and a half of the Atlanta Braves in the wild-card race. The Mets suffe...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  12. Mets morning briefing 9.21.11

    Adam Rubin

    The Cardinals roared back with a six-run seventh inning against Josh Stinson, Tim Byrdak and D.J. Carrasco to beat the Mets, 11-6, and remain 2.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the wild-card standings. Carlos Beltran's San Francisco Giants, by the...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  13. Tuesday lineup at Busch Stadium

    Adam Rubin

    Here's the Tuesday lineup as the Mets hope to dash St. Louis' hope of catching the Atlanta Braves for the National League wild card. Jason Bay is sick and plans to see a doctor, but is with the team. Angel Pagan returns to the lineup after missing S...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  14. Mets morning briefing 9.20.11

    Adam Rubin

    After spending a team off-day golfing in St. Louis, the Mets open their final road series of the season, a three-game set at Busch Stadium against the Cardinals beginning Tuesday. St. Louis has closed to within 2.5 games of the wild-card-leading Atlan...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  15. Saturday lineup vs. Braves

    Adam Rubin

    Here's the lineup as the Mets attempt to further endanger the Braves' chances of reaching the postseason. Atlanta leads the wild-card standings by 3.5 games over St. Louis. Jose Reyes, ss Angel Pagan, cf David Wright, 3b Lucas Duda, rf Jason Ba...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  16. And they're out

    Adam Rubin

    Minus the pain of a September collapse, the Mets officially have been eliminated from postseason contention. The wild-card-leading Atlanta Braves drove the final nail in the Amazin's coffin with a matinee win against the Florida Marlins....

    Blog | September 14, 2011