* The Mets ran Cliff Floyd through the paces this afternoon. Willie Randolph said he’s optimistic, but we could have guessed that. If I were a betting man, I’d say the odds are long for Floyd in this round. Ricky Ledee or Lastings Milledge if he can’t go.
* Carlos Beltran said he has an abdominal tear, but it shouldn’t hamper him in the NLCS. It’s definitely not going to help him.
* The Mets thought about it, and for now Willie Randolph said he’ll go with Oliver Perez over Dave Williams in Game 4. GM Omar Minaya opened the Williams door yesterday.
* Orlando Hernandez said he’s feeling a lot better and is hopeful for being activated for the World Series if the Mets get that far.
That’s it for now.
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