Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm Not Giving Up

Things around the Mets are looking pretty bleak right now.  They have lost 8 of their last 9 games and have a National League worst 5-12 record.  But I'm not giving up on the season.  Sure, when the Mets won a few games in Spring Training I got excited and started to think about what might happen during the season, maybe they would surprise us.  Yes, I do watch each game and think a win would be a treat and a loss is simply the expected outcome.  However, the season isn't over.  It's barely begun.

I don't expect the Mets to be in any playoff race.  I don't really expect them to be all that close to .500.  I also don't expect them to have a sub-.300 winning percentage all year either.  David Wright won't be in a slump for the rest of the season, Mike Pelfrey will get a few wins, Ike Davis will hit more home runs and the bullpen will figure out how to hold a lead.  The Mets have a future with David Wright, Ike Davis, Josh Thole, Jon Niese, and even Angel Pagan.  They'll win games with or without Jose Reyes, personally I hope he'll be here.

There is hope.  There is hope for a few more wins this season and many more wins in the future.  Any team looks bad during a losing streak.  It seems as if nobody knows what they are doing when a team is in a tailspin.  Every roster move looks desperate, every injury looks dire.  A few wins could change all of that.

Jason Bay is expected back tomorrow.  He looked good in Spring Training and there is no reason to think he won't bounce back from last year's rough season.  Why can't he be the spark the Mets need to win a few games?

Let's Go Mets!

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