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Quote of the Day II: Those Manic Mets

May 28, 2010, 10:04 AM EDT

The Mets have gone 4-8, then 10-1, then 4-11, now
7-3. Each stretch rife with hyperbole on the greatness/failings of a
.500-ish team.

Jesse Spector of the Daily News, speaking the truth. Sure, it’s much more fun to beat the Phillies and Yankees like they have in the past week, but you can’t ignore those skids either.  The Mets are neither as good nor as bad as they’ve shown at various times this year.

  1. Lou - May 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    The Mets are better than a .500 team, not much better but theyre at least a 85 win team. If they can get Beltran back sometime in the next month or so and they trade for a starting pitcher which i’m sure they will the Mets will be in the wildcard chase. It’s so funny to me how EVERYONE loves the Braves. Why? I really don’t understand it. They got two good starters, Hanson and Hudson, just like the Mets but the Mets have two better starters in Johan and Big Pelf. The Braves have a stud in Heyward but Chipper is completely washed up and McCann can’t see. I don’t think the Mets are much worse than the teams that collapsed and missed the playoffs by a game in 07 and 08 and this year they have a much better attitude and feel to it.

  2. Levi Stahl - May 28, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    It took me a surprisingly long time of watching baseball to realize that a .500 team doesn’t just win every other game: they go on stretches where they look great, and then they fall apart for a while. Life would be much easier if that weren’t the case, but it rarely seems to happen that way.

  3. Simon DelMonte - May 28, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    From day one, I said they are a .500 team. If they got streaky in the right way at the right time, they could get a wild card spot in the weak NL. And if they miraculously acquire Oswalt or Lee, they could even catch the Phils. But otherwise…yes, .500.
    But also entertaining. You never know when you will get a week like this one. That’s better than last season, when the last two months were one long bad streak.

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