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The Mets are “open for business” and may be sellers soon

Saturday’s Say Hey, Baseball takes a look at the Mets already declaring that it’s time to sell. Plus, Bryce Harper hit yet another walk-off winner and college baseball needs replay, soon.

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If you take a quick glance at the current NL East standings, there aren't too many surprises. The Washington Nationals are far ahead of everyone else and appear to be cruising to another divisional title. The Marlins and Braves are fighting for mediocrity, and the Phillies are firmly placed in the cellar. That leaves us with the disappointing Mets, who are going into Saturday's games with a record of 32-41 -- that's good enough for 4th in the NL East and they're closer to the Phillies than they are the Nationals.

As such, the Mets have reportedly decided that the best way to salvage this calamity-ridden season is to sell at the trade deadline. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Mets are "open for business" and will be sellers once the deadline rolls around. Additionally, Asdrubal Cabrera marked his return from the disabled list by requesting a trade once he decided that moving to second base wasn't a good move for him. He doesn't think that the Mets "have any plans" for him, and it's hard to argue that when they're continuing to trot out Jose Reyes -- who is hitting a paltry .191/.267/.317 with 57 wRC+ -- while trying to play Cabrera elsewhere.

While Sandy Alderson doesn't appear to be eager to move Cabrera, the Mets being sellers at this year's deadline would appear to be the right move. Their chances of catching the Nationals are minuscule, and their chances of snatching a wild card spot are probably just as small. It's been a rough, drama-filled year for the Mets, but the best way for them to salvage something from this season would be to sell off some of their veterans and try to get something for them.

Either way, it's been an extremely rough season for the team on the orange side of New York, and it looks like it'll end with a bit of a rebulid beginning to get underway.

  • Beyond the Box Score shined a light on what's been an obvious issue for baseball recently, and that's the game's struggle to truly embrace female fans -- even though women have been fans of the game since it became professional in the 1800s.
  • Hey look, the Nationals won another game via walk-off. Who was the man who hit the single that gave the Nationals the victory? Who else could it be but Bryce Harper?
  • Viva El Birdos got to talk with Tim Kurkjian of ESPN, and Kurkjian believes that the Cardinals could still wind up as buyers at the trade deadline.
  • Meanwhile, The Good Phight got a hold of Jayson Stark and asked him about his opinion on the Phillies rebuilding process so far.
  • Friday night was not a good night for ceremonial first pitchers. Josh Jackson's gaffe was understandable, but David Ortiz? Big Papi, what happened?!
  • Unfortunately, Julio Urias won't be throwing pitches of any kind for around 12-14 months after undergoing surgery on his left anterior capsule.
  • The Royals are clawing their way back into the AL Central race, and this includes an amazing ninth-inning comeback on Friday night.
  • Speaking of the College World Series, a surreal pair of hits have made it clear that it's probably time to bring replay to college baseball.