What can I say...we're just playing like crap. The bullpen can't hold on to a lead for the life of them, the offense can't take advantage of great run scoring oppurtunities, and the staff isn't getting any younger. Oh yeah, we also have the most errors in the league.
So with the trade deadline looming, what do the Mets do? Do they still go for an arm or do they call it quits? They're currently 2 games under in a tight NL East race. Should they risk giving up prospects for the future, not even knowing if they have what it takes to win the division or what? Needless to say, I'm damn frustrated. Of course there are some bright spots, i.e. David Wright, Wiggy, Hidalgo, Kaz, and the return of Reyes but there are just too many holes.
Well J.D. has been stuck between a rock and hard place ever since the Mets swept the Yankmes and then kept on rolling. You really have to give him credit for keeping his head on straight with this balancing act. Can you imagine if Steve Phillips was still GM. Guarantee David Wright would be playing in a K.C. uniform right now. I have faith that J.D. will stick with the three-year plan and this current slump is just going to make it that much easier.
If I was in charge we would be SELLERS.
I would play Leiter/Glavine between the Yankmes and the Red Sox in order to rape one of them. Preferably the Red Sox because they have a lot more talent. I would also trade off almost all of our old relief pitching and Grandpa Franco would be in the front office filing paperwork.
I'd also get Hidalgo's construct renegotiated (if possible) prior to the end of the season!
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
I guess the Mets just gave us an illusion of being in a pennant race but now you have to face the facts and realize that this is not a championship caliber team. We have some strong points on this team and the holes need to be address prior to next season. We have a great young infield already and maybe we can sign some good strikeout pitchers in the offseason. We may have a very good team ERA but it doesnt help if they can only get into the 5th or 6th inning. It also doesn't help that there is no dominant pitcher on the team who can get the strikeout in a tight spot.
That's good news. He'd be committing suicide (figuratively). New York fans don't respond well to quitters, especially in the middle of the season. They rather see an average team then a bottom of the barrel team.