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A new regime in Queens, please

The K-Rod incident, and the way the Mets handled it, proves new leadership necessary

Updated: August 13, 2010, 11:21 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Johan Santana tried to fix it, oh yes he did. That's what franchise players do, you know, take the ball and try to fix the franchise.

"I'm ready to pitch 10 innings," Santana assured New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel.

"Don't come out here today," the ace told him. "Leave me alone."

"I sure would love to," Manuel responded.

Santana struck out the Colorado side in the first. He executed a hit and run, made it from first to third ...

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