For most of the season the Mets played without some seemingly-important part of their roster. At the beginning of the year it was Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran. Soon after, it was just Beltran. Now that Beltran's back the Mets aren't really missing anybody.
But, wait. The Mets have finally won 2 games in a row for the first time since June. Francisco Rodriguez has been away from the team for the past 2 days.
It's clear the Mets did most of their winning before Carlos Beltran came back. I'm not seriously joining the #BlameBeltran committee, because it isn't his fault. I'm just saying the Mets won when they were missing Beltran and then won again when they were missing K-Rod. The way I see it, the Mets simply have to keep taking out players that really should help them win, but don't really make a difference.
Tomorrow, the Mets are sending down Raul Valdes and Ryota Igarashi to make room for Pat Misch and K-Rod. It doesn't look like big pieces being sent down, but Raul Valdes has saved a few games and a lot of pitches from the bullpen.
Let's Go Mets!