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Carlos Beltran, Cliff Lee and Mariano Rivera

The Mets won an exciting game in Cincinnati. OK, now back to Carlos Beltran.

--Beltran has to approve of a trade by 24 hours before Sunday's non-waivers trading deadline. That doesn't it mean it won't go down to the final moments, however. It just means the Mets and Beltran will have all of their ducks in a row, ready to go, prepared for any scenario.

We've discussed Beltran's preference...

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Trading to improve your postseason chances

Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies delivers against

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That's right. Live chat at noon. I'm expecting an ultra-competitive affair for the coveted Live Chat MVP award.

So the Yankees prevailed over the Rays last night, despite an uninspiring effort from A.J. Burnett, so I wrote my column on the Yankees' pitching situation. Here are the Cilffs Notes of the column: Yes, the Yankees' starting rotation could really use help, but there isn't much...

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