What happened to the Mets?

From playoff contenders to disaster

7/25/12 in MLB   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Blog Photo - What happened to the Mets?Johan Santana had thrown the first no-hitter in franchise history. Now some will say it was the greatest one-hitter of all-time--but hey, officials ruin sports on both sides--so he can have it. RA Dickey had a scoreless streak that lasted 32 and two-thirds innings. The Mets were exceeding all expectations and you started to hear the fan base talking playoffs.

Now even the most optimistic Mets' fan had to see the roster that was producing such a positive start. While the organization prides itself on home grown talent, most people would have a hard time identifying who some of the Mets are. Also, it was hard to imagine RA Dickey would continue putting up numbers comparable to all-time greats.

Did Santana sell his soul to the devil?  I doubt anyone expected Santana to fall apart the way he did after the no-hitter. He's now on the DL, and if you know his history, it wouldn't shock most if he didn't pitch again this year.

The Mets were 6 games over .500 at the all-star break. Their biggest weakness was the bullpen. Fans and people within the media wondered if the front office would pull the trigger on necessary moves to make the team a legit contender for one of the wild cards. The front office opted not to trade away any pieces for bullpen help, and with today's loss the Mets are now 1-11 since the break.

The most perplexing thing about the Mets is that they continue to put Jason Bay in the lineup when he has been nothing short of awful for the last 2 years. We all know the Mets have money issues, but just admit it was a bad contract and eat the money. What would be more embarrassing: Bay selling popcorn or still trying to be a major league outfielder? Would the players' union have a problem with the Mets if they made him work concession stands?

How sick does it makes Mets' fans to know the Pirates and Nationals are both in better positions with less payroll? It's one thing to cry poverty--but another to have a higher payroll and be stuck with bad contracts.

Zack Wheeler better be the second coming of Tom Seaver or Nolan Ryan.
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7/26/12   |   coquichriss

A Yankee fan definitely wrote this article! The Mets have two of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball, we still have whatever is left of johan r.a and dillon gee. We will be just fine!