Brad Bortone at Bugs and Cranks wrote a post this morning highlighting some things the Mets need to avoid now that things appear to be on the right track.
It's a great post and all of his points are things that potentially Mets management would consider which is also scary. The biggest point I think that Brad makes is his last one about staying too loyal to certain names. Specifically, Maine and Perez.
Yes, Maine had a good start yesterday. Yes, Perez' ERA looks really, really good. But if you've watched any of the games in which they've pitched you realize it was a stressful exercise that as Brad points out proves that the Mets bullpen is rock solid.
I'm still of the mindset that the Mets need another starting pitcher. I'm willing to believe that Pelfrey has turned the corner. Niese is young enough that he's going to have his ups and downs and that's to be expected. But I'm not willing to lay my confidence in Maine and Perez for the rest of the season. If there's a better option to be had, the Mets should explore it.
Click here to read the post on Bugs and Cranks.