Thursday, September 27, 2007

Slouching Towards Oblivion

The Mets are looking like they don't want to make the playoffs, despite their lame interviews claiming that they really do want to win enough games to make the playoffs this year.

The team is in a funk in a big way. If their offense puts up crooked numbers, their pitchers give up even more runs. The relievers are anything but a relief. They've been beyond horrible, especially in the last month of the season.

You know what the worst thing would be at this point? Jimmy Rollins laughing his way into the playoffs if the Mets can't find a way to win a couple of games before the end of the season. Then again, the Phillies haven't exactly been lighting things up either.

Still, if you had asked baseball fans which team would be more in jeopardy of not making the playoffs on May 29 of this year, the Mets or the Yankees, you would have gotten a nearly universal declaration that the Yankees were done - being 21-29 and 14.5 games out of first place. Well, here we are and the Yankees popped the champagne corks for making the wildcard last night. The Mets might not even make the playoffs after being in first place in the NL East for much of the season.


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