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Bartolo Colon grounds out to first in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves on July 10, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Pitchers Batting 8th? Going Away From Book Helps Mets

It might have been asking too much for Bartolo Colon to become an offensive force out of that spot. Still, there was some clear thinking from manager Terry Collins.

07/11/2014

DENVER, CO - JUNE 7: Corey Dickerson #6 of the Colorado Rockies watches his game-tying RBI single during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 5-4 in 10 innings to end their eight game losing streak. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 13 Starts And Sits

By Chris Cwik, CBSSports.com Each Friday the fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week of fantasy baseball. It’s always tough to start a platoon […]

06/20/2014

Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets is congratulated by manager Terry Collins #10 after his first-inning home run against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on June 15, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Grandy Leads Off, 40-Year-Old Club & More

After going 3-3 on their homestand, the Mets go back on the road this week to face the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins.

06/16/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka #16 of the New York Mets shakes hands with manager Terry Collins #10 after the first inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on June 15, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Matsuzaka did not return to the game. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Granderson Hits Leadoff Homer, Mets Beat Padres 3-1

Curtis Granderson hit his first leadoff homer in five years, Carlos Torres and two other relievers filled in admirably for an ailing Daisuke Matsuzaka and the New York Mets beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Sunday.

06/16/2014

Curtis Granderson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Curtis Granderson, Nursing Sore Left Calf, Out Of Mets’ Lineup Again

Granderson has been one of the few productive bats in the lineup lately, reaching base safely in 24 consecutive games.

06/13/2014

New York Mets v Chicago Cubs

Cubs Win 2-1, Cut Short Mets’ Winning Streak

Nate Schierholtz hit a two-out game-ending RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.

06/04/2014

Curtis Granderson (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Granderson Doesn’t Understand Why Fans At Citi Field Boo Mets

“I’ve always wanted to know why someone would boo, because in the next second they’ll cheer,” Granderson said. “So which one is it? You like your team or dislike your team? You call yourself a fan and then you’ll boo?”

05/23/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Terry Collins Searching For Answers As Mets Continue To Tumble

The Mets got 13 hits and another encouraging outing from rookie Jacob deGrom. That still wasn’t enough to overcome the homer-happy Dodgers.

05/22/2014

General view of Citi Field as the St. Louis Cardinals play the New York Mets on June 11, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Need New Attitude At Pitcher-Friendly Citi Field

There’s no reason for this team to be floundering at home. An attitude adjustment, not shorter fences, is what this squad needs.

05/21/2014

Mets manager Terry Collins (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Eddie C: Terry Collins In Impossible Spot With Mets’ Outfield Juggle

I’m sure all the Terry Collins bashers had a field day after Juan Lagares’ big game Saturday. But keep in mind — the Mets’ manager is not dumb.

05/19/2014

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets attempts a double play as Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees slides during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 13, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Granderson, Mets Rough Up Yankees Again 12-7

Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy each hit a three-run homer Tuesday night and the New York Mets roughed up fill-in starter Vidal Nuno to beat the Yankees 12-7 for a two-game sweep in the Bronx.

05/14/2014

Yankees left-hander Vidal Nuno (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images); Mets right-hander  Zack Wheeler (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Mets With Momentum, Yankees A Total Mess Heading Into Game 2

The New York Mets surprisingly slugged their way to their longest winning streak over the New York Yankees.

05/13/2014

Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets hits a double in the top of the fifth inning against the New York Yankees on May 12, 2014. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Still Intense: Mets, Banged-Up Yanks Put On Show In Subway Series Opener

After going 4-0 last year for their first season sweep of the Yankees, the Mets picked up right where they left off last May. “You know in this ballpark the game’s never over,” David Wright said.

05/13/2014

Yankees captain Derek Jeter talks with Mets manager Terry Collins prior to a Subway Series game on May 30, 2013 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bragging Rights At Stake: Yankees, Mets Set For Jeter’s Final Subway Series

The Mets aren’t going to miss Derek Jeter. Not on the field, anyway. Just look at these numbers: .368 average with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs in 84 games.

05/12/2014

Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets hits a double and drives in a run in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during their game on May 9, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Byrd Comes Back To Bite Mets; Phillies Win In 11

Marlon Byrd sliced an RBI double just inside the right field line in the 11th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 3-2 Friday night in a game of many squandered opportunities.

05/10/2014

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