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New York Mets: Jerry Manuel Running Out Of Bodies, Answers

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

At this juncture, there are not many of us that would trade places with Mets manager Jerry Manuel.

His team has been decimated by freak injuries and lingering illnesses to the point where they are out of major league-level players. The lineup these days looks like one out of an early March split-squad game.

Manuel has lost his cleanup hitter (Carlos Delgado) for probably the season. His star shortstop (Jose Reyes) is out indefinitely with a calf strain and his best all-around player (Carlos Beltran) has been diagnosed with an unidentified strain of the flu, which has sent off all types of bells and whistles, considering Queens is Swine Flu Central.

Through it all, the Mets have somehow remained competitiv...

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