'Pathetic' Mets deluding themselves

Amazin's demote F-Mart, start Castillo -- all in false hope of making a playoff run

Updated: August 20, 2010, 12:19 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

HOUSTON -- Still in the postseason hunt.

That was an organizational explanation for why 21-year-old outfielder Fernando Martinez was returned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday afternoon, as the New York Mets made room for a third catcher with the activation of Rod Barajas from the disabled list.

Still in the postseason hunt.

That was the explanation for why veteran Luis Castillo was in the starting lineup over 20-year-old rookie Ruben Tejada at second base. After all, gotta put ...

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