Looking at yesterday's lineup vs the Giants, only two players were in the opening day lineup, Luis Castillo and Daniel Murphy.
This shows just how many injuries the Mets have had to endure this season.
They have now lost the core four players in their lineup (Beltran, Delgado, Reyes, and Wright), middle starters (Maine), key relievers (Putz), as well as other role players.
The fact that these Mets can actually put runs on the board is really an amazing achievement.
At this point in the season, there is not much to play for but pride, because I think most people realize that there is very little chance for this squad to make the playoffs.
But maybe the blame shouldn't be placed squarely on Omar Minaya.
As far back as I can remember, I don't recall a team that was decimated with injuries still making the playoffs.
While everyone agrees that there isn't much depth in the minor leagues, the Mets also have not had many top draft picks because they sign "Type-A" free agents, as well as trade their prospects for proven veterans (Johan Santana).
Hopefully this offseason the attitude and professionalism of the front office and coaching staff will greatly improve, and maybe this will carry on down to the players.
Until then, we must wait and keep cheering, LET'S GO METS!