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Simply put, the Mets cannot compete

After seven games, it's obvious Omar Minaya hasn't assembled enough talent

Updated: April 14, 2010, 10:01 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

DENVER -- You can change the manager. Bring in Bob Melvin or Terry Collins, Bobby Valentine or Ken Oberkfell.

It won't matter. The roster is the roster. And the talent assembled by general manager Omar Minaya is not good enough to compete in the National League East.

After Livan Hernandez -- yes, Livan Hernandez -- outpitched Johan Santana on Sunday in a deflating homestand finale at Citi Field, the New York Mets opened a challenging six-game trip to Colorado and St. ...

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