We recall that closer Billy Wagner's big mouth and Tommy John surgery got him out of a Mets uniform. The Mets got outfielder/designated hitter Chris Carter from the Red Sox. Maybe someone told them the National League was going to have a DH.

It is worth noting today that, as injured/disqualified/maligned  Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez attends a hearing on chages that he beat up his fiance's father, Wagner has 33 saves and a 1.48 earned run average for the Braves, who are battling the Phillies for the division lead.