Suggested links for Friday August 17

No one expected the Mets to be a legitimate contender this season. But nearly six years after their last playoff appearance, it is hard to say when such an expectation will be reasonable again, Brian Costa writes in the Wall Street Journal.

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Terry Collins believes R.A. Dickey should be treated like Felix Hernandez, who wore bracelets during his perfect game.

Meanwhile, Roderick Boone of Newsday writes Collins was upset over the umps removing Dickey’s bracelets on Wednesday night.

Lastly, according to WFAN.com, Matt Harvey showed the Mets what he can do when he is on his game.