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Mets activate Ollie, deactivate season

Perez's place on team is proof positive that playoffs are a pipe dream in Queens

Updated: July 21, 2010, 11:45 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PHOENIX -- Left-hander Oliver Perez was activated from the disabled list by the New York Mets after a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

And that's all you need to know about why the Mets are not serious contenders for a postseason spot, and why the organization would be wasting minor league resources pursuing a notable trade-deadline acquisition by the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

Forget for a moment that after losing five times in six games to begin a second-half-opening ...

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