Here's the thing the Mets don't really have a pitcher that can be sent down to make room for a position player. Once the player is sent down their not eligible to return for ten days, this usually isn't a problem because a team has a player with option who isn't essential and can be replaced to start Sept. by a roster expansion player. The only pitchers with options are Maine, Perez and Feliciano and I can't see any of them going anywhere. The team has carried Sele, Mota and Schoeneweis for all this time. I can hardly see them risking them on waivers just to make room, if they were going to waive them they would have done it a long time ago.
This situation would leave the team one bat short in the playoffs; with all the switches, double switches and pinch hitting situations this maybe a very critical decision to make at the end of the month.