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New sliding rule for MLB?

Collisions might have been banned, but there is still controversy at home, as a pair of calls in Friday night's 3-2 Miami Marlins win over the New York Mets has people talking. The latest idea, from Mets manager Terry Collins: that MLB soon will adopt college's rule, in which baserunners must slide into home on contested plays and catchers cannot drop down and use their shin guards to block the plate. Will it happen?

Should MLB implement a rule in which baserunners must slide into home plate on contested plays and catchers are prohibited from dropping down and using their shin guards to prevent access to the plate?

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  • Will MLB implement a rule in which baserunners must slide into home plate on contested plays and catchers are prohibited from dropping down and using their shin guards to prevent access to the plate?

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  • Do you miss home plate collisions?

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90 wins for the Mets?

The Mets may have disappointed their fans for two straight seasons (to be very generous), but that's not making GM Sandy Alderson or third baseman David Wright any less confident about this season. Alderson said he thinks this Mets team can win at least 90 games, a sentiment Wright agrees with. The Mets haven't won 90 games since 2006, but who knows? Maybe they won't miss Matt Harvey so much after all.

  • How many games will the Mets win this season?

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  • Which team will win the NL East?

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  • Will the Mets be legitimate World Series contenders in the next 10 seasons?

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  • Which New York-area team is the most frustrating to root for?

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Mets' Harvey to miss 2014 season

Matt Harvey was hoping to avoid surgery and just rehab the partially-torn ulnar collateral in his right elbow. Well, after much consideration, the Mets ace has decided it would be best to undergo Tommy John surgery instead. The recovery process will keep Harvey out the entire 2014 season and leave the Mets with a gaping hole in their starting pitching rotation.

  • How worried should Mets fans be about Matt Harvey's future?

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  • Of the Mets' three returning rotation pitchers, who will have the best 2014 season?

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  • How many games will the Mets win next season?

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  • When will the Mets next make the playoffs?

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Mets' Harvey has elbow injury

They weren't winning a lot, but things were looking up a bit for the New York Mets -- in no small part thanks to Matt Harvey, the NL All-Star starter with a 2.27 ERA in 178.1 innings this season. However, Harvey was found to have a partially torn UCL in his pitching elbow, meaning Tommy John surgery might be in his future. But the second-year pitcher appears to have other plans, tweeting that he expects to be back on the mound for April 1. Though surgery is far from a career death sentence, it is a blow to a long-suffering franchise.

  • Matt Harvey tweeted that he'll be back by April 1 of next season after partially tearing a ligament in his pitching elbow. Will he?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 45,650)

  • If Matt Harvey needs Tommy John surgery, how worried should Mets fans be about his future?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 26,316)

  • Whom do you blame the most for the Mets' seven year absence from the playoffs?

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  • When will the Mets next make the playoffs?

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  • Which of these struggling NL East franchises is in the best shape?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 34,031)

  • Which New York team has a brighter outlook over the next five seasons?

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Mets' Harvey has elbow injury

They weren't winning a lot, but things were looking up a bit for the New York Mets -- in no small part thanks to Matt Harvey, the NL All-Star starter with a 2.27 ERA in 178.1 innings this season. However, Harvey was found to have a partially torn UCL in his pitching elbow, meaning Tommy John surgery might be in his future. But the second-year pitcher appears to have other plans, tweeting that he expects to be back on the mound for April 1. Though surgery is far from a career death sentence, it is a blow to a long-suffering franchise.

  • Matt Harvey tweeted that he'll be back by April 1 of next season after partially tearing a ligament in his pitching elbow. Will he?

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      42%
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      58%

    Discuss (Total votes: 45,650)

  • If Matt Harvey needs Tommy John surgery, how worried should Mets fans be about his future?

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      41%
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      59%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,316)

  • Whom do you blame the most for the Mets' seven year absence from the playoffs?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 3,181)

  • When will the Mets next make the playoffs?

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      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,711)

  • Which of these struggling NL East franchises is in the best shape?

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      18%
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      39%
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      43%

    Discuss (Total votes: 34,031)

  • Which New York team has a brighter outlook over the next five seasons?

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      50%
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      50%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,395)

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