Ken Davidoff's baseball insider

Yankees, Mets, trade rumors, free agents, off-the-wall predictions and other MLB musings.

Mike Pelfrey, Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Bryce Harper

The plan is to keep it pretty basic here this week, as I have a great amount of work to do before my departure...for Italy. On Saturday. Long-planned family trip.

--Mike Pelfrey pitched terribly for the Mets on Sunday, and his existence with the Mets is starting to smell like A.J. Burnett's life with the Yankees - minus the exorbitant salary. You get the feeling that Pelfrey is simply never...

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Bartolo Colon, Jorge Posada, Russell Martin, Chris Capuano and Manny Ramirez

After Bartolo Colon's start last night, it's more evident than ever that his tank is on E, isn't it? Gosh. What do you do with him? See if he can help out of the bullpen for the playoffs? Just thank him and wish him luck in the upcoming WWE season?

At this point, the Yankees' best choice for a Game 3 starting pitcher seems to be... Phil Hughes? If he gets healthy. Game 4, for the second round?...

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Six months vs. the bigger picture, starring the Mets and Yankees

Sorry for the absence yesterday. Here are your updated playoff teams and seeds:

AL: Boston (1) vs. Detroit (3), Texas (2) vs. Yankees (4).

NL: Philadelphia (1) vs. Milwaukee (3), San Francisco (2) or Arizona (2) vs. Atlanta (4).

Thoughts: How 'bout those Diamondbacks? Two straight wins over Carlos Beltran's Giants in San Francisco. Kirk Gibson could wind up overtaking Pittsburgh's...

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