Sunday, July 28, 2013

2013 - Another year of missed chances and drama for the Mets

Wendy Adair

David Wright has plenty of reasons to rub his head these days as Captain of the Mets. This guy has been as consistent this year as anyone could hope and has toughed out some nagging injuries, along with having to duck up and in pitches on a regular basis.

Well the Mets have 60 games remaining in 2013 and barring a miracle, will end up no better than third place in the National League East.   The Atlanta Braves are all but running away with the division, the Phillies are in a major downward spiral, the Mets are fading fast and the Washington Nationals have not fared much better.

This season has had its fair share of drama and suspense, both on and off the field.  Number one has been Jordany Valdespin, clutch hitter but problematic in the clubhouse and to management, never a good thing, he may be talented but there is no question he has a lot of growing up to do before he will be taken seriously in the Major Leagues.

Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda went on on the Disabled List and neither are likely to return, except perhaps when the rosters expand in September, but there is no guarantee of either of them being part of the Mets plans in 2014 and in the future.

Matt Harvey, what can I say? the man has been nothing short of incredible, its a shame that his record does not reflect his efforts, but that seems to be a growing trend in baseball these days, no run support.  I for one do not miss Johan Santana in the least this year.  Yes I know he gave us our first no-hitter, last year... and is proving to be among the biggest contract busts, only to be rivaled by Jason Bay, ouch!!

Ike Davis was demoted in early June and recalled a few weeks ago and  really has not done much to prove that he has been "fixed" by Wally Backman and his coaching staff in Las Vegas.  He is arguing with the umpires on ball/strike calls, never a smart idea, he has not caught on to the fact that these umpires will not give him a break on these calls if he continues to whine and complain about every call against him.

The trade deadline is this Wednesday, should the Mets be buyers or sellers, please give me your opinion on any of these topics in the comments section.

No comments:

Post a Comment