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Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies slides headfirst and steals second base as Josh Wilson #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks awaits the throw at Coors Field on April 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Sims: Significant Risks Of Headfirst Slides Outweigh Questionable Rewards

Two recent MLB injuries due to headfirst slides should once again cause players to reevaluate the practice. The significant risks certainly outweigh the questionable rewards.

04/07/2014

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Youngster In Church Asks Jesus Why He Made ‘The Mets So Bad’

Seriously, can you blame this kid? We’re here for you, Charlie. We feel your pain.

04/07/2014

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud throws a ball to a fan between innings against the Cincinnati Reds during their game on April 6, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Everyone Is Waiting For Mets’ d’Arnaud To Hit, Including d’Arnaud, Himself

With their lineup seriously lacking in the run-producing department as it is, the Mets can ill-afford to get nothing from Travis d’Arnaud. Yet, they are.

04/07/2014

Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets celebrates his game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on April 5, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei: Ike’s Walk-Off Slam, Valverde’s 1st Save And More Mets Notes

The New York Mets bounced back after being swept by the Washington Nationals to take two of three from the Cincinnati Reds on their first homestand of the season.

04/07/2014

Josh Thole of the Toronto Blue Jays prepares to tag out Francisco Cervelli the New York Yankees in the third inning on April 5, 2014. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Palladino: Home-Plate Collision And Replay Confusion Hurts Baseball

Blocking the plate used to be an “at your own risk” proposition for a catcher. MLB is trying to change that. Unfortunately, as we saw in Saturday’s 4-0 Yankees loss to the Blue Jays, it’s not going to be so easy.

04/07/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Kallet: Seriously, It’s Time To Blame Sandy Alderson For Mets’ Struggles

Alderson, regarded by many as one of the best and brightness in the business, still has a lot to prove. And patience is wearing thin.

04/07/2014

Bobby Parnell (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Closer Bobby Parnell To Have Season-Ending Tommy John Surgery

Parnell has elected to have reconstructive elbow surgery and is done for the season. With Parnell out, veteran Jose Valverde has taken over closing for the Mets.

04/07/2014

David Wright went 0-for-3 in the Mets' 2-1 loss to the Reds on April 6, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Mets’ Bats Go Cold In 2-1 Loss To Reds

Alfredo Simon pitched seven impressive innings in his first start in more than two years and began the go-ahead rally with his second career hit, helping the Reds beat the New York Mets 2-1.

04/06/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets celebrates his walk off home run as he heads around first in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on April 5, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Davis’ Grand Slam In 9th Lifts Mets Over Reds

Pinch-hitter Ike Davis hit a game-ending grand slam and the New York Mets were aided by a favorable ninth-inning replay review in rallying to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 Saturday.

04/05/2014

on April 4, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-3.

Duda Hits 2 HRs, Mejia Pitches Mets Past Reds 4-3

Lucas Duda hit a pair of two-run homers only hours after the Mets gave him the starting job at first base, and New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Friday night behind Jenrry Mejia for its first victory of the season.

04/04/2014

Daniel Murphy (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: It’s Simply Shocking That Murphy’s Paternity Leave Became An Issue

Murphy missed the first two Mets games — both losses with or without him — because he wanted to be with his wife during the birth of their boy. And it feels like far too many New Yorkers have a problem with it.

04/04/2014

Daniel Murphy (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Boomer Esiason (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images for Breitling)

Boomer Esiason Apologizes For Comments On Murphy’s Paternity Leave

WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason says he’s reached out to the Mets and is “truly sorry” for a “flippant remark” made earlier this week regarding Daniel Murphy’s paternity leave.

04/04/2014

Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. is tagged out against the Washington Nationals on April 3, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Terry Collins Says Winless Mets ‘Better Than What You’ve Seen’

The Mets’ opening series against Washington produced some frightful figures fans can fret over. But manager Terry Collins insists his team is better than their 0-3 start would indicate.

04/04/2014

Daniel Murphy (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Daniel Murphy Did OK, Baby!

Players have been doing this for years now. It’s not like the old days. Women don’t birth their babies alone anymore. Now, it’s a team effort.

04/04/2014

Daniel Murphy (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Daniel Murphy Takes Criticism Over Paternity Leave In Stride

Murphy singled in his first at-bat of the season Thursday after leaving the Mets for his son’s birth prior to Monday’s opener.

04/03/2014

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