This Father’s Day Weekend at Citi Field features a three-game series between two teams coming off recent interleague sweeps; the Reds against the Indians and of course, the Mets against the Rays. Cincinnati has been playing good baseball ever since they and the Mets split a two-game set at Citi back on May 17-18. With their sweep of Cleveland, the Reds have moved into sole possession of first place in the weak NL Central and are 2.5 games ahead of the surprising Pirates. Lets’ take a look at some other notes on this series between plus-.500 teams:
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We’re back after a brief interruption on our look at deals the Mets didn’t make and what those deals could have meant to the franchise if they had actually been consummated. This week, we’ll take a look at some near misses in the modern era, which for our purposes span the last 25 years of Mets History, beginning in 1986. Speaking of that magical year…
Reds have had internal discussions about a number of middle and setup relievers. The list includes Jim Johnson and Koji Uehara of the Orioles; Jason Isringhausen of the Mets; Jason Frasor of the Blue Jays; and Todd Coffey of the Nationals.
Cincinnati general manager Walt Jocketty is familiar with Isringhausen from their time together in St. Louis, and Isringhausen pitched in the Cincinnati system last year.
Before deciding on joining the Mets this year, the Reds offered Isringhausen a spot in their spring training camp.