Links: Mets News Sept. 23, 2008

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Reader TD tipped me to this column by Jayson Stark on relief pitching in the NL East. I know it’s a sensitive topic but it’s a really good read. Thanks TD.

SI’s John Donovan continues the trend of writing about the Mets weak bullpen.

Mets P John Maine says he’s ready to go after throwing a simulated game yesterday.

Jerry Manuel says he won’t re-arrange the starting rotation this week.

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Johan Santana Brings Mets To Different Level

This is a must-read column from ESPN’s Jayson Stark, especially for everyone that boo’d Santana at Shea last week.

“There’s not too many players or pitchers in this game that can single-handedly bring your team to a different level,” said Mets third baseman David Wright, whose four-hit evening had a little something to do with the outcome, too. “But Johan is one of them.”