The Mets are currently playing around where a lot of fans and baseball people expected them to be playing this time of the year.
They sit fourth in the NL East, ahead of only the Marlins – who could have one of the worst teams in the last ten years – 12.5 games out of first place, ten games out of wildcard contention.
It’s still only the first half of the season and you never know when a surprise will pop up ala the Indians from the film Major League, but the season looks gloomier for the Mets as every game passes and the Braves pull farther ahead in the division.
You have to wonder where the team would be without the surprise season from Matt Harvey, the emergence of Daniel Murphy or the return to consistent production by David Wright. Could we see the Mets in the gutter behind Miami? The scenario is a doubtful one, but it’s scary to think that there is even a possibility.
It’s apparent that the front office of the Mets were trying to be frugal with their finances in the off-se...