Is Pagan The Answer For Mets In Lew Of Alou?

Brian HegtCorrespondent IApril 30, 2008

It can be argued that much like their cross town rivals, the New York Mets have been greatly underachieving. At 14-11 the Mets stand half a game behind the surprise Florida Marlins. With the addition of the game's best pitcher in Johan Santana and another year of maturation for David Wright and Jose Reyes, many envisioned the Mets running away with the division out of the gate and not looking back.

However, since the Mets broke camp there have been some unexpected twists and turns to the young season; some for the good and some not so much. The first blow the Mets suffered was on the second day of the season when #2 man in the incredibly strong rotation Pedro Martinez went down with a hamstring injury. However, the next day Oliver Perez went out and delivered 7 strong innings against the Marlins. 

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