A Troublesome Homecoming

Jose Reyes in the Rockies' dugout, before Hawaii and domestic violence limbo.

Jose Reyes in the Rockies’ dugout, before Hawaii and domestic violence limbo.

Having spent much of June reeling somewhat ferociously, the Mets enter a set against the first place Nationals on a small tear of having won four out of six. Two of the four were a sweep of the defending world champion Royals, against whom the Mets lost a 2015 World Series they actually could have won (they won this season’s series against the Royals, 3-1), and they’ve just split a set in Atlanta with the lowly Braves who swept them rather ignominiously at home the previous weekend.

Ass Ventura, when nature calls

They danced anything but divinely after Ass Ventura's pointless drilling of Manny Machado.

They danced anything but divinely after Ass Ventura’s pointless drilling of Manny Machado.

Certain recent whispers have had the Royals thinking the once-unthinkable and moving Yordano Ventura. Yahoo! Sports’s Jeff Passan cites a pair of unidentified executives saying the Royals have offered Ventura in trade talks over the past month. The issue isn’t Ventura’s arm or stuff, it’s his head and the five-year-old mind inside, a mind exposed further Tuesday in Baltimore.