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Chuck wants a Kazmir like deal for Baez:

The Mets have reportedly decided they won't be able to get Ugueth Urbina from Detroit or Danys Baez from Tampa Bay to shore up their battered bullpen because the price is too high. There's speculation that the prospect teams are asking for, and the Mets don't want to give up, is pitcher Yusmeiro Petit.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays' mascot, Raymond, fell while performing during Tuesday night's game and Kelly Franks, the person inside the costume, broke her right arm.

This could only happen to the Devil Rays. This, after all, is the franchise that lost its projected cleanup hitter on March 19 when Danny Bautista unexpectedly announced his retirement, and signed centerfielder Alex Sanchez after he'd been released by the Tigers only to have him become the first player identified and suspended under MLB's new rules against performance enhancing substances. And, catcher Charles Johnson left for a mysterious personal leave of absence the day before he was supposed to make his Rays debut.

It kind of makes you wonder what will happen next, doesn't it?

Here's one guess: They'll trade their best player, Aubrey Huff, before the July 31 trading deadline because he's a year away from free agency.

What a franchise.