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Mets’ Late-Season Charge Begins!

Last night, Mike Pelfrey looked like early-season Mike Pelfrey and outpitched Ubaldo Jimenez in a 1-0 Mets victory over the Rockies. Our grand plan remains in action: Now the Mets must only go 36-14. The road just got a little smoother! In other, more planetary Mets news, Jeff Francoeur, despite being a lousy baseball player (we warned you!), is complaining about his playing time and asking for a trade. Jeff Francoeur! Upset about playing time! Anyway, Craig Calcaterra at Hardball Talk has already destroyed Francoeur this morning, pointing out that this supposed "team player" is constantly asking for a trade every time he sits out a few days. Also, he's eligible for arbitration this off-season. Here's betting the Mets turn it down and run far, far away. Or at least hoping.

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