OK, I am obviously frustrated as a Mets fan, but there is a silver lining to this recent Mets "slump." Their holes have been exposed (injuries are no excuse), and they have been exposed early enough for Omar to remedy them. They, of course, are a better team than this and I would prefer them s_itting the bed now than in October, but at least there is a sense of urgency to make adjustments for the stretch run.
I felt last year at the trade deadline (granted, they got Perez, who has been a steal), the Mets went into talks sortof in an aloof manner: all the talk about Oswalt, Zito, etc ... then nothing, then we were left holding the back with a thin staff in the postseason.
In summary, I hope the Mets use this slide as both a wakeup call and an alert to make the necessary moves to position them for a strong second half.
what they need is pitching. you cant really point the finger at anyone specifically, but as a whole they have not been good as of late. i dont know that you could pull anyone out of the rotation, they just need the guys that were studs earlier (maine and ollie) and guys that have been good but all got bombed last time out (sosa,duke,glavine) to turn it around, and quickly. once they get back to that, their offense will be more than enough to get back to winning, and often.
Krunk City King$ wrote:injuries. no valentine. no beltran. a cold delgado. no alou. and now no chavez.
plus they tinkered with their batting order early in the season. i would have said let lo duca be....but i own reyes so i am biased.
Valentin has been back for a week, so his injury can't be used as an excuse, and Beltran only missed a couple games. Delgado, at least against Philly and Detroit, hit a few bombs and looked ok at the plate. Alou's injury has hurt, but in reality, our bullpen has been awful. Schoenweiss is just horrible, and Heilman is king of the big HR. Wagner has been great, but can't get in the game with the Mets down all the time. Smith is still good, but is having control issues. And when your pen is struggling, your starters better give you quality starts, which just hasn't happened. Mota doesn't look like his old self, but that again I still hold a grudge against him for that HR he gave up to the Cards in Game 2 last year while I was at Shea ...