Suggested links for Tuesday August 21

Andres Torres is batting a lowly .230 on the season, yet he offers no excuses for his struggles, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

The Mets need to shut down Johan Santana before his next start, Tim Smith explains in the Daily News.

In Newsday, David Lennon writes, “As much as the Mets try to prepare for the future, they inevitably get blindsided by it. What happened Monday with Santana really wasn’t their fault — it only looks that way. Now they just have to prevent it from getting any worse.”