Here are some thoughts and links that I think are worth while on this Sunday morning.
- It was completely insane that Jose Reyes has been playing all week, and I was not alone in the criticism of it. Now on top of under-performing, he also re-aggravated the oblique injury. He will miss the All-Star game (thankfully), but who knows if he will be 100% by Thursday when the Mets play the Giants, or if time on the DL will be warranted.
- Joe Janish over at Mets Today picked up a mechanical flaw that he thinks is the cause of Pelfrey's recent struggles. Whether his arm his "dead" as he says or not, I hope the Mets can figure it out because if he's not effective we may as well mail in the rest of the season.
- I've had numerous conversations with many of the readers and other bloggers as I'm always asked "which pitcher should the Mets trade for?" My response seems to be in the minority, but as I've stated before, this team is not built to win the world series this year, and even if we had added Cliff Lee, I'm not sure if we make the playoffs. So based on that, I'm not willing to trade any significant part of our farm system to try to make the playoffs this year. If the Cubs want to "gift-wrap" Ted Lilly if the Mets take on his 5-6 million remaining for this year, then I'm all for it. But if we need to give up a piece of our future, then I will think long and hard about it. Depending on the outcome of today's game, the Mets could be in 3rd place, 6 games out of first place, and three games out of the wild card.
- Bill over at Citislickers.com has an open letter to Jerry Manuel that is a good read.