Suggested Mets links for Wednesday, August 1

In the New York Post, Kevin Kernan writes there were no trades at the deadline for the Mets, but Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler both pitched last night, and that’s all you need to know about your build-around future.

According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, the Mets don’t consider themselves playoff contenders. But their reluctance to trade Scott Hairston is also indicative of how they view the next two months.

The Mets will lumber into late summer, foraging for every last victory their flawed roster can find in an exercise some skeptical outsiders might consider futile, Andrew Keh explains in the New York Times.

Lastly, John Delcos says if Sandy Alderson really believed there is a chance, he should have done something at the trade deadline.