menu

I Still Have Hope . . . Sandy Shouldn’t

After a sweep of the Giants in San Francisco, fans could allow themselves hope for the 2017 season again.  Yes, the Giants are a dreadful team, but there was a lot to like about the Mets in that series.  If you dig deeper, there is still things to like about this Mets team.

Jacob deGrom is in a stretch where he has gone at least eight innings in three consecutive starts.  This could be the best stretch of his career, which is certainly saying something.

Rafael Montero has now had three consecutive strong outings allowing just two earned runs over his last 14.1 inning pitched. In this stretch, he not only finally looks like a major league pitcher, he looks like a good major league pitcher.

Curtis Granderson has been the best hitting National League outfielder in the month of June (204 wRC+), and he’s been hitting .297/.408/.595 with 13 doubles, two triples, nine homers, and 23 RBI since May 1st.

Jay Bruce has been resurgent hitting .315/.358/.629 with four doubles, eight homers, and 17 RBI.  He’s on pace for his first 40 home run season and just his second 100 RBI season.

While acting unprofessional about the switch to second base in the clubhouse, Asdrubal Cabrera has been nothing but professional on the field going 7-14 in the series and playing a very good second base. 

Lucas Duda is flat out raking hitting .375/.474/.813 over the past week, and as we know when Duda gets hot like this, he can carry the team for a long stretch.  Just ask the 2015 Nationals.

Lost in all of that is Yoenis Cespedes being Cespedes, Addison Reed being a dominant closer, and Seth Lugo stabilizing the rotation.  There is even the specter of David Wright returning to the lineup.  When you combine that with the Mets schedule, this team is primed to reel off nine straight wins.

If the Mets were to win nine straight, they would be just one game under .500.  At that point, the Mets will be red hot heading to another big series in Washington.  Last time the teams played there, the Mets took two of three.  After that is a bad Cardinals team before the All Star Break.

Combine this hypothetical Mets run with a Rockies team losing six straight, and the Mets are right back in the mix with a bunch of teams hovering around .500 for a shot at the postseason.  Last year, the Mets were under .500 as late as August 19th, and they still made the postseason.  Throw in a potential Amed Rosario call up, and you really have things cooking.  Why not this year’s team?

Well, that’s easy.  The bullpen is a mess.  You have no idea when Noah Syndergaard and Neil Walker can return if they can return at all.  Jose Reyes is playing everyday.  The route to the postseason partially relies upon Montero being a good major league pitcher, and the Mets calling up Rosario.  At this point, those are two things no one should rely.

As a fan?  We should all enjoy the ride for as long as it will carry us.  As Mets fans, we have seen miracles.  We saw this team win in 1969.  We saw a team dead in the water in 1973 go all the way to game seven of the World Series.  We watched a Mookie Wilson grounder pass through Bill Buckner‘s legs.  We saw Mike Piazza homer in the first game in New York after 9/11.

As fans, we can hold out hope for the impossible.  We can dream.  Sandy doesn’t have that luxury.  He needs to look at the reality of the Mets situation and make the best moves he possibly can.  That includes trading Bruce, Duda, Granderson, and any other veteran who can get him a good return on the trade market.

That still shouldn’t stop us from dreaming.  Who knows?  Maybe Rosario, Gavin Cecchini, and Dominic Smith can led the Mets to the postseason after Sandy is done selling.

4 thoughts on “I Still Have Hope . . . Sandy Shouldn’t”

  1. Gothamist says:

    They lost me this season.
    I live in queens, kids are living independently.
    Even with Keith, Ron, Gary I can not watch them without TIVO svans or even have the game on in the background. If they only spent bucks on the pen they would have win eight more…. it is the money..

    Why does Familia play Winter Ball every year?

    I turn down free tickets left and right.

    If they upgrade the food offerings or even recycle the non $.05 redeemables I will have a warmer feeling there as a destination.

    At Citi….EVERYTHING SEEMS SO OUT OF TOUCH OR DISCONNECTED WITH MLB 2017 baseball from entering the stadium to food offerings near the seats menus from the 1990s. They are much nicer and much more attentive in the concessions!

    I love the seat widths, the proximity to the field but all this HR scoring, no speed, TC abusing the players is such a turn off….

    Will they get Billy Hamilton or will Champ Stuart get over the humps for late 2018?
    The Nats sold the house for Adam Eaton for much more than his reasonable contract?

    Ask Charlie Blackmon?

    How did the Dodger scouts get Bellinger right in the x round?
    Seager was not a top five pick…

    Bye bye Travis, if you were durable you could be a back up…

    Matz needs a new pitch to replace his slider and to start holding men on?
    It aint no Andy Petit!! He has not been much at all at Citi….

    1. metsdaddy says:

      TdA is a starting caliber catcher. When Terry plays him regularly he hits. Unfortunately, Terry is a bad manager.

  2. Gothamist says:

    Agree on the second point. TC has good qualities- I heard from you directly…

    If they sign Lucroy is Travis here or elsewhere?

    Did the Mets give him opportunities?
    Was he the named started since 2015?
    How is his brother faring?

  3. Meet these Mets says:

    I think Travis is a terrific teammate.

  4. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    You expressed that perfectly!
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    international pharmacies that ship to the usa
    global pharmacy canada
    canadian pharmacy no prescription needed
    trust pharmacy canada

  5. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Whoa many of awesome knowledge!
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    pharmacy prescription canadian online pharmacy online canadian pharcharmy canadian pharmacies that ship to us
    best online pharmacy stores
    canadian meds
    overseas pharmacies
    canadian rx
    canadian online pharmacies prescription drugs
    canadian pharmacy reviews

  6. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Nicely put. Cheers.
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    canadian pharmacy without prescription canadian drugs cialis online canadian pharmacies without an rx
    overseas pharmacies
    best online pharmacy
    mail order pharmacy
    canadian family pharmacy
    canadadrugs
    canadian pharmacy no prescription

  7. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Beneficial stuff. Thank you.
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    canadian rx pharmacy online canadian pharmacies mexican pharmacies canada pharmacy online
    online canadian pharmacies
    discount prescription drugs online
    canada pharmacies without script
    pharmacy near me
    best online pharmacies canada
    overseas pharmacies

  8. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Beneficial information. Thanks a lot!
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    canadian prescription drugs canadian pharmacy online no prescription online pharmacy mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    visit poster’s website
    canadian mail order pharmacies
    pharmacies near me
    canada pharmacy online no script
    cheap canadian drugs
    my canadian pharmacy

  9. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Tips nicely regarded!!
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    canadian pharmacies online prescriptions canadian pharmacies online canadian drugstore reviews north west pharmacy canada
    prescription drug cost
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    canada pharmacies online
    canadian drug stores online
    canada drug pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies without prescriptions

  10. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Terrific posts. Regards!
    https://nicktambone.com/
    pharmacy prices compare northwest pharmacy pharmacy price comparison canadian pharmacy online
    legitimate canadian mail order pharmacies
    online discount pharmacy
    canada pharmacies
    prescription drugs online without doctor
    top rated canadian pharmacies online
    rx price comparison

  11. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Thanks. I enjoy this.
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    best canadian pharmacies canadian pharmaceuticals online canada pharmacy online no script canadian pharmacies
    online rx pharmacy
    medication costs
    canada pharmacy online reviews
    canada pharmacies online pharmacy
    prescription drugs without doctor approval
    canadian rx

  12. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Beneficial stuff. Cheers!
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    canadian rx mexican pharmacies shipping to usa mexican pharmacies north west pharmacy canada
    canada drug prices
    trusted overseas pharmacies
    cialis canadian pharmacy
    canadian prescriptions
    canadianpharmacy
    pharmacy price comparison

  13. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Really a lot of beneficial info.
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    pharmacy near me canadian pharmacies without an rx canada pharmacies without script canadianpharmacy
    canadian pharmacy reviews
    canadian drugstore online
    northwestpharmacy
    canada pharmacies online prescriptions
    canadian online pharmacies prescription drugs
    rx pharmacy

  14. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Nicely put, Thank you!
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    canadian pharmacy without prescription canada drugs canadadrugs london drugs canada
    pharmacy prescription
    discount pharmacy
    drugs for sale
    canadian pharmacies without prescriptions
    legitimate canadian mail order pharmacies
    price prescription drugs

  15. HowardArbix says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    You’ve made your stand quite nicely..
    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    pharmacy drug store canadian online pharmacies price prescription drugs mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    compare rx prices
    online pharmacies canada
    canadian cialis
    best online international pharmacies
    prescription drugs canada
    pharmacy online mexico

  16. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Factor certainly regarded.!
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    medical information online trust pharmacy canada pain meds online without doctor prescription canadian pharmacies without an rx
    best non prescription online pharmacies
    safe canadian online pharmacies
    buying drugs canada
    trust pharmacy canada
    web medical information
    canada drug prices

  17. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Thank you! I like this!
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    top rated canadian pharmacies online canadian pharmacies-24h best online canadian pharcharmy canadian pharmacies without an rx
    canadian pharmacies top best
    rx online
    pharmacy prices
    medical information online
    discount prescription drug
    online canadian discount pharmacy

  18. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Thanks! I like this!
    http://talahicc.com/
    canadian pharmacy 365 mexican pharmacies shipping to usa canada pharmacy online reviews canadian pharmacies online
    canadian rx
    online canadian discount pharmacy
    cialis online
    prescription drug assistance
    canada pharmacy
    canadadrugs.com pharmacy

  19. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Amazing many of fantastic advice!
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    onlinecanadianpharmacy.com mexican pharmacies shipping to usa pharmacies near me canadian cialis
    pharmacy prices
    rx online
    online drugs
    canadian pharmacy king
    buy prescription drugs online
    online pharmacy no prescription

  20. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Incredible tons of useful data.
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    compare rx prices global pharmacy canada canadadrugs top rated canadian pharmacies online
    pharmacy online store
    canada pharmacies online
    prescription drugs prices
    cheap drugs online
    walmart pharmacy price check
    canada pharmacies online

  21. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Amazing plenty of useful information.
    https://nicktambone.com/
    canada online pharmacies canadian viagra get prescription online canada pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy no prescription needed
    buy online prescription drugs
    best price prescription drugs
    prescription drug
    no prescription online pharmacy
    rx price comparison

  22. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    You actually revealed it perfectly.
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    safe canadian online pharmacies canada drugs prescription prices comparison top rated canadian pharmacies online
    best online international pharmacies
    rx pharmacy
    highest rated canadian pharmacies
    canadian prescription drugstore
    prescription drug price comparison
    prescription price comparison

  23. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Wow quite a lot of valuable facts!
    https://nicktambone.com/
    board of pharmacy canadian pharmacies cialis online northwestpharmacy
    walgreens pharmacy
    canadian cialis
    mexican pharmacies online
    canadian pharmacy king
    us pharmacy no prior prescription
    canadian pharmacy viagra

  24. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Incredible lots of beneficial advice!
    https://nicktambone.com/
    safeway pharmacy canadian pharmacies that ship to us discount pharmacy canadian pharmacies
    online pharmacies no prescription
    canada pharmacies prescription drugs
    trust pharmacy canada
    canada pharmacies without script
    canadian drugstore
    legitimate canadian mail order pharmacies

  25. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Superb postings, Kudos!
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    best online pharmacy stores mexican pharmacies shipping to usa prescription drugs online without canada pharmaceuticals online
    ed meds online
    drug stores near me
    canadian online pharmacy reviews
    prescription drug
    compare rx prices
    buying prescription drugs canada

  26. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Wow tons of beneficial facts.
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    northwest pharmacy canada canada pharmaceutical online ordering canadian drug store mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    overseas pharmacies
    canadian prescription
    cheap prescription drugs online
    canadian online pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies top best
    buying drugs canada

  27. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Kudos, Lots of information.
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    canadian pharmacy no prescription needed canadian pharmacy online canadianpharmacy canadian drugs
    online pharmacy usa
    pharmacy cost comparison
    canadian prescription drugs
    canadian drugs without prescription
    discount pharmaceuticals
    no prescription online pharmacy

  28. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Beneficial information. With thanks.
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    canadian pharmacy online canada canadian viagra the canadian pharmacy canadian pharmacy
    discount drugs online pharmacy
    rx online
    canadian pharmacies that are legit
    safeway pharmacy
    canadian drugstore reviews
    prescription drugs online without

  29. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Awesome write ups. Appreciate it.
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    canada pharmacies canadianpharmacy best price prescription drugs canadian online pharmacies
    canada pharmacies online prescriptions
    medication costs
    trust pharmacy canada
    canadian rx pharmacy online
    buy prescription drugs online
    drug costs

  30. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Great information, With thanks.
    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    canada drug prices northwestpharmacy canada pharmacy online reviews canada pharmaceutical online ordering
    internet pharmacy
    drugs without prescription
    canadian drugstore
    canadian viagra
    online pharmacies
    drugs online

  31. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    This is nicely expressed. !
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    canada pharmacies online prescriptions canada pharmaceuticals online no 1 canadian pharcharmy online northwest pharmacy
    canadian drugs
    overseas pharmacy forum
    canadianpharmacy
    no prescription online pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy reviews
    drugstore online

  32. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Whoa many of great information!
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    discount pharmacy canadian pharmaceuticals online online pharmacies canada canadian online pharmacy
    no prescription pharmacy
    cheap drugs online
    discount prescription drug
    mexican pharmacies
    canadian prescription
    visit poster’s website

  33. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    With thanks. Numerous facts!
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    pharmacy online store canadian online pharmacies no prescription online pharmacy global pharmacy canada
    canadian pharmacies top best
    top rated online canadian pharmacies
    us pharmacy no prior prescription
    canadian drugstore online
    us pharmacy no prior prescription
    canada online pharmacy

  34. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    You stated that perfectly.
    https://nicktambone.com/
    mexican online pharmacies canadian drugs online pharmacy no prescription online pharmacies canada
    canadian pharmacies online
    buying prescription drugs canada
    canadadrugs.com pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies top best
    canada pharmacy online reviews
    canadian drugstore reviews

  35. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Many thanks! Quite a lot of info.
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    prescription pricing canadian pharmacies that ship to us mexican pharmacies shipping to usa online pharmacies of canada
    canadian prescription
    best online pharmacy stores
    prescription pricing
    canadian pharmacy king
    online pharmacy without prescription
    canada online pharmacies

  36. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Amazing material. Kudos.
    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    buy prescription drugs canada online pharmacies of canada canadian drug store canadianpharmacy
    trust pharmacy canada
    online drugs
    canada pharmacy online no script
    prescription drugs online without doctor
    overseas pharmacy forum
    best canadian mail order pharmacies

  37. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Wow loads of excellent information.
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    online canadian discount pharmacy online pharmacies of canada rx online canadianpharmacy
    cheap prescription drugs online
    prescription cost comparison
    cialis online
    mexican pharmacies online
    online pharmacy without a prescription
    online pharmacy

  38. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Awesome material. Thanks a lot!
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    canadian pharmacies that are legit mexican pharmacies shipping to usa discount prescription drug canadian pharmacies without an rx
    online pharmacy without prescription
    online canadian discount pharmacy
    canada drugs
    prescription drugs canada
    pharmacy prices
    pharmacy online store

  39. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Very good postings. Regards.
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    cheap prescription drugs online canadian online pharmacies canada drugs pharmacy canada online pharmacies
    no 1 canadian pharcharmy online
    canadian drugstore online
    legitimate online pharmacies
    canadianpharmacy
    drug costs
    best online canadian pharcharmy

  40. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    You said it perfectly..
    https://nicktambone.com/
    canadian pharmacy no prescription needed north west pharmacy canada legitimate canadian mail order pharmacies canadian pharmacy online
    reputable canadian mail order pharmacies
    online pharmacies
    canadian pharmacy 365
    pharmacy prices compare
    best non prescription online pharmacies
    legitimate online pharmacies

  41. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    You reported that very well.
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    canadian discount pharmacy top rated canadian pharmacies online canada drugs online pharmacy canadian drugs
    drug prices comparison
    best canadian mail order pharmacies
    canada drug
    prescription drugs prices
    cheap canadian drugs
    canadapharmacy com

  42. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    This is nicely expressed! .
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    canadian pharmacy no prescription canadian pharmacies without an rx visit poster’s website canadian online pharmacies
    canadian pharmacy no prescription needed
    meds online
    canadadrugs.com pharmacy
    pharmacy cost comparison
    canadian online pharmacies
    pharmacy online

  43. QuentinGuano says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview, your comment will be visible after it has been approved.

    Many thanks. I appreciate it.
    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    online pharmacy reviews london drugs canada most reliable canadian pharmacies top rated canadian pharmacies online
    walmart pharmacy price check
    global pharmacy canada
    canadian pharmacies online
    online canadian pharmacies
    pharmacy canada
    northwest pharmacy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *