Stephen Strasburg begs to differ with Rob Dibble

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Remember yesterday how Rob Dibble said that it was an email from Stephen Strasburg’s father to the Lerners that got him fired?  Well, Strasburg took to Twitter last night to take issue with that:

For those of you wondering my dad doesn’t even have the Lerners’ email… Actually was a fan of Dibble believe it or not

No. I don’t believe it.

(thanks to The Nationals Enquirer for the heads up)

Jose Reyes is hitless in 20 plate appearances to start the season

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Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.

Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.

One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.