During last night’s ESPN telecast of the Mets victory over the Braves, the announcers mentioned that the Mets have several “building blocks” but also several “question marks.”
At this point, the question marks far outweigh the building blocks, which is why the team has had moments of mediocrity this season.
There is still a month and half to play, but barring a miracle, the Mets would be wise to start turning their focus to next season.
I’ve compiled a breakdown of who fits the bill of a “building block” and who fits into the category of “question marks.”
David Wright: Yes, he’s in a bit of a cold streak, but even with that streak, he’s still hitting .320. The Mets must lock him up this offseason to a long-term deal. It would be painful watching him suit up for another team if a deal can’t be worked out. If the Sandy Alderson regime is remembered for doing anything, it better be renewing Wright’s contract.
R.A. Dickey: It’s strange to classify a 37-year-old as