This was a week, all right. Even by New York Mets standards, it was a week. On Friday, nearing the 4 p.m. ET trading deadline, they acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers for two prospects, pending physicals. It was the getting-there, however, that required patience, a hanky and a willingness to follow the tiny bouncing apple.
They’d been walked-off once. Their closer blew a couple saves – one, Thursday, on each side of a rain delay.
They’d discovered a raccoon in the weight room. They’d traded for a reliever (Tyler Clippard) to help set up their suddenly wobbly closer, and before that added Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson.
They’d had one of their set-up men, a former closer who’d just returned from the suspended list, return to the suspended list for doing the same thing that got him suspended in the first place, as apparently he’d fallen face-first into the same pile of PEDs.
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