The injuries that the Mets have suffered lately should actually help them later in the season, and here is why.
If the Mets are be able to hold the fort through the All-Star break with limited availability and talent, they should soar through the second half and win the NL East without too much trouble considering they will have their key players back.
In other words, if the Mets can succeed without the big-name players, imagine how great they will be with them?
This Mets team is certainly running on fumes at this point. Their original plans heading into the season are completely flipped around, and their outlook to the season has changed completely. This happens.
If the Mets are unable to recover when Carlos Delgado and Jose Reyes return from injury, I fully expect that this team to empty out and rebuild. If they are unable to recover, they will have missed the playoffs for three consecutive, high-expectation seasons.
It will be interesting to see how well they can play without their best stuff.