Break up the Mets? Not just yet

Faced with 'dilemma' of winning, front office shouldn't rush into dismantling the club

Updated: July 6, 2011, 1:40 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Braves keep winning. So do the Phillies. So despite the recent strong play of the New York Mets, they remain 6½ games out in the wild-card standings and 10½ games off the pace in the National League East.

Those deficits probably will end up being insurmountable, given the caliber of the teams the Mets are chasing. In fact, the Mets' fade may come soon. They face seven straight All-Star-caliber starting pitchers beginning Thursday: L.A.'s Clayton Kershaw, ...

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