When blog posts are written about the Mets, we are typically talking about either an injured player, or a player who may be on the trading block. Well i’m afraid those days are over.
The Mets are clearly here to stay.
For the first half of the season, it was safe to say that the Mets were “in contention.”
There are always teams who no one expects to be atop a division or two for a period of time. From a fan’s perspective, it is just a matter of time before the team collapses and falls to where they belong. In the Mets’ case, many people waited and pondered wether or not the Mets would fall. People, coaches, teams, and scouts kept waiting and waiting but not only did the Mets not fall.. They got better.
After missing out on Brewers outfielder, Carlos Gomez at the deadline, they shipped some minor leaguers to the Tigers in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes, who cost very little, compared to who the Brewers wanted for Gomez (Wheeler and Flores)
Gomez, who has been brutal for the Astros, has not been nearly as good an investment as Cespedes. Cespedes has already hit 6 homers and is giving the Mets a middle-of-the-order that is to fear right now. Not only that, but Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda have been stepping up big time for the Mets.
Yeaterday, perhaps the Mets made their best acquisition yet. It didn’t cost them any prospects or big-time contract. They got David Wright back. Wright, who has been on the DL for the majority of 2015 returned to the Mets lineup, and hit a home run in his first at bat.
That may have been just what the Mets needed.
The Mets currently hold a firm 5.5 game lead over the Nationals in the NL east. If teams play like they are, it looks like the Nats will not find themselves in the postseason, as it looks like the wild card will go to the Pirates and Cubs.
After going 15-6 in the month of August, the Mets chances of making the playoffs has shot up from 48% to 86%. Im no math major, but I’m pretty sure thats almost twice the chances they had going into the month.
I believe that many would agree with me when I say that the Mets are here to stay and will not only be contenders this year, but will be a major threat in the NL east for many years to come.