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Ken Rosenthal discusses the latest problems in the Mets organization, the Phillies second-half surge and the Cubs chances at a NL Central title.
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I'm Bryan Webber underdog baseball that would please be joined by foxsports.com. Senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal -- the Mets organization in the headlines this week after an executive reportedly challenged. Minor league players to a fight do you think the Mets need to make major changes in their front office. If the Mets look at themselves honestly here's what -- will seat. We'll see a minor league system that isn't very. Director of player development Tony -- is -- who is involved in one controversy after another. The general manager Omar messiah who always has an optimistic outlook. And as a team that while riddled by injuries just doesn't have enough in the way of reinforcements. Now to be there. There is no way -- team that's been the number of injuries significant injuries that the Mets have hat and survive in a really good way. But that's it this organization is totally dysfunctional. I know -- I hasn't even started his three year extension yet but at some point ownership. Fred Wilpon Jeff Wilpon has to look at this situation today is this really who we want to be. At that point -- themselves are questions about where the Mets are and where there -- going. The Cubs look like they want to hopping to the NL central race do you think the latest surge is for real what's the key to keep it going. I'm not convinced by the Cubs just yet. They're going to need to sustain this a little bit longer than they have in order to really believe that this team is back where it should be. On the field this week against Philadelphia in that first game in particular. It was that men against boys Phillies men Cobbs voice. Yeah the Cubs have a very talented players all of that Ramirez worked his way back from the injury. If you've got an interest in guys on the bench in Jake fox and Jeff Baker. But Milton Bradley is still giving them almost nothing they don't have Geovany Soto back at some point that Hopkins needs to really key game. And the other issue with the Cubs and not going away is the late inning bullpen. Kevin Gregg for the most part has been okay at the closer but it's really more to set up guy. In Carlos Marmol inconsistent all season trouble throwing strikes. The Cubs still have a lot of questions to answer. The Phillies are getting hot once again in the second half of the season how much of the credit should be given to their skipper Charlie Manuel. No question Charlie Manuel deserves a ton of credit for what's going on Philadelphia and of course for what went on in Philadelphia a year ago. But that's dead were really is the key is the feeling is the fact that they have so many high character tough minded players. That team where it's not just one or two guys -- like that it's really the entire roster. I'm just speaking with Cole album about this last night for an interview I did with him for web site trippers and tomorrow he said exactly that. This team is not simply content with winning one World Series with the trying to do now put that out of their minds. Focused on winning the World Series again. And with the Phillies as short as they are pitching to -- in that rotation. You can never count them out because they're that determined group. Okay and we appreciate the -- tied for Ken Rosenthal I'm Bryan Webber will he next time.