The Mets get some love from Gammo in his "blog" at ESPN.com.
The Mets have had two significant developments: First, Pedro Martinez is back pitching as a top-of-the-rotation guy, and and with a hint of his attitude. But, just as important, Tom Glavine is back to being one of the best left-handers in the game since he changed his style last summer, started using his curveball and pitching inside; since last July, Glavine has a 1.89 ERA, which ties him with Jose Contreras for the best in the game. Two Hall of Famers in front of what may be the best lineup in the league -- and Brian Bannister looking like the real deal -- gives them a lot of stability.Calling Jose Reyes one of the Mets' two best players is a stretch, considering Gammons mentions three playsers in that sentence alone who are better than him.
Second, while Carlos Delgado gives them a major presence in the middle of the order, the fact remains that their two best players are David Wright and Jose Reyes, and Carlos Beltran is a very good player, as well. If they don't have to trade Lastings Milledge to get a Barry Zito, then by the end of the season they will in many ways resemble the '96 Yankees, where their three best players are all under 25. Joel Sherman and I agree on a lot of things, none more strongly than watching Jose Reyes hit the ball in the gap may be the best thing to watch in sports.