If you look at the Wild Card Standings the American League it’s just the Red Sox trailing the Rays by 3.5 games and the Twins are 6.5 out. In the National League though there are 6 teams within 2 games of the Wild Card Lead so that means there is a lot of chatter about improving the clubs before the trade deadline Next Friday. The Marlins are taking a lot of calls on Jorge Cantu and Cody Ross with teams like the Braves,Yankees and Red Sox all interested. The White Sox are still looking at Adam Dunn and they had some scouts at this past weekend’s Nats-fish matchup. The Padres and the Yankees might be looking at pitching now that they have some guys on the DL and of course Ted Lilly comes up as well as Oswalt . Of course nothing is heard in Mets camp.
The Mets be waiting to see what happens with Takahashi’s next start before they think of pulling the trigger on a deal for a pitcher or they might just be waiting for the team to fall out of the race by the end of the road trip. Manager Jerry has no interest in using Ollie in a start roll if he comes back with the team. His last start he only allowed 2 walks but gave up 2 dingers and had a fastball under 89MPH.