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Beltran will help, but will he be enough?

With no trades on the horizon, the Mets may find it hard to compete in the second half

Updated: July 15, 2010, 4:54 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

As far as New York Mets spring-training questions go:

Yes, David Wright's power returned in 2010.

No, Oliver Perez and John Maine were not better than the field of free-agent pitchers available -- even if Jason Marquis isn't looking like a bargain now in Washington.

No, Ryota Igarashi and Kelvim Escobar were not the answers for the eighth inning.

Yes, Jenrry Mejia would have been better served spending the first half in the minors, because he ...

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