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No Santana, no Gee, no trade, please

Despite short-handed staff, Mets should stick with plan and avoid stop-gap deal

Updated: July 21, 2012, 11:58 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Losing ace Johan Santana to arm trouble again has always been the New York Mets' second-worst nightmare scenario after never getting him back from shoulder surgery at all. And now that Santana has become the Mets' second starter to go on the disabled list in the past week, joining Dillon Gee there Saturday, the Mets undeniably need to make a move to shore up their pitching.

But for the next week or so, anyway, it seems likely they're going to forgo dramatics and stay in ...

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