Mets juggle contending and contention

R.A. Dickey pitches well; Reyes, Francoeur combine for 5 hits in Mets' win over Phils

Updated: May 26, 2010, 9:35 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- In an 11-day stretch, the Mets dumped Oliver Perez from the rotation, sent Jonathon Niese to the disabled list, had chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon fly to Atlanta to huddle with his subordinates, agitated David Wright by sitting him against his will, and pulled John Maine after five pitches in Washington, which led pitching coach Dan Warthen to call the right-hander a "habitual liar" with respect to his health.

Oh, and closer Francisco Rodriguez and bullpen coach Randy ...

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