Don’t look now, but the Mets are tied with the Phillies for third place. That means they’re right on target for that much-debated end-of-season goal, right? Wrong, according to manager Terry Collins.
Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.
It may not be what Mets fans want to hear, but Collins has his sights set on finishing in third place in the National League East ahead of the Phillies and Marlins.
Sure, Mets fans may be fretting over the rapid decline of their favorite team. But it doesn’t seem like manager Terry Collins will have to worry about his job status as New York plays through the stretch.
Though I know many fans have given up on this team, there are many who still watch the games; so many who still care. The players should care about them if not about themselves.
We’ve seen it before. For many MLB stars, cash talks. But not for Wright.
With its fences brought in, Citi Field was supposed to be an advantage for the Mets this season. And it was — for awhile. But now it seems New York can’t buy a win in Flushing.
The Mets return home to Citi Field this week to host their NL East rivals, the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves.
“I don’t think we’re playing as poorly as the record indicates,” David Wright said, “but this is when we need to get things turned around and moving in the direction we need it to.”
David Wright pulled the Mets from the depths of despair by snapping their losing streak and has been the Mets’ go-to guy all year.
David Wright homered twice and had five RBIs and R.A. Dickey won his league-leading 13th game as the New York Mets snapped a six-game losing streak.
In the midst of the Mets’ six game losing streak, right-hander Miguel Batista has found a way to stay optimistic.
The Mets bullpen meltdowns can ravage a team and it needs to be fixed. So how do you do it? A great start would be to bring back Francisco Rodriguez who could have a huge impact
Happy July 6. The Mets were supposed to be long removed from the NL East conversation by now, weren’t they?
All winter I insisted that a healthy Johan Santana would redefine the Mets. Well, I was right — and I was wrong.