Suggested links for Tuesday July 3

The Mets and Phillies find themselves in a role reversal, Andy Martino writes in the Daily News.

Josh Thole told the New York Post the Mets should set the bar high on their final homestand before the all-star break.“I think 5-1 is a pretty good goal,” Thole told The Post. “We’ve had a crazy last month and to take five of the next six would be huge going into the break.”

In the Daily News, Mike Lupica says no player in baseball has been more valuable than David Wright has been to the Mets.

Bobby Parnell has a special bond with NYC Fire Department, Anthony Rieber explains in Newsday.

In the New York Times, Andrew Keh believes Andres Torres provides the Mets with a spark saying, “The Mets’ most dynamic player, Andres Torres, has also been one of their most maddening.”