Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Mets have thrown in the towel
Wow. I had a feeling the Mets fire sale would start soon. But I didn't think it would happen while players were still lingering around Chase Field in Phoenix for post All Star Game festivities.
Beltran and Reyes better get back to Queens fast before they are shipped out!
Francisco Rodriguez is now a Milwaukee Brewer. And while I don't trust him in post season play any further than I can throw him, but he does pile up saves in the regular season and now those late inning leads will go to someone else.
And the domino effect is going to happen in that bullpen and it won't be pretty. Beltran is next. If they can get a package for Reyes, why not?
I'm standing by the prediction. I think this team is about to be dismantled. And they will be essentially fielding an expansion team for August and September... and the mood will get from bad to worse.
Yes I know they are a game over .500 now after their first 91 games. And to reach 90 losses they'll have to double their loss total in just 71 games.
I've seen teams unravel fast. They could go 26-45 the rest of the way. 6 of their next 7 games are against the Phillies and Cardinals.
The Mets have series involving the Reds, Diamondbacks, Phillies, Braves and Brewers in August. They also have a bunch of games with the Marlins and Nationals who are playing better.
In other words, losses could pile up fast, especially if morale is bad.
Now keep in mind one thing: I think the Mets are doing the right thing. They are dumping bodies off the sinking ship and will have some growing pains with the new crew.
They SHOULD deal Beltran. And if anyone can take Bay do that too.
Read this carefully Mets fans: I think the Mets will be a major contender in a couple of seasons. I trust Sandy Alderson and sometimes it is a good thing to hit rock bottom.
And Met fans, go to a game at CitiField this year. Nobody will ever question your loyalty to your team after this season.