Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 5/19/13
The Mets’ 2013 season is going down in flames faster than even the most pessimistic fan could have predicted. Sure, the team was not expected to be playoff bound and eventually slot into fourth or fifth place in the National League East, but the fall has been fast and unrelenting. This writer, for one, expected a semi-competitive first half with the annual Mets Second Half Collapse ™. You couldn’t even get that one right, Mets. As of games played through May 18th, the Mets are 16-24. That puts them at 26th in baseball, ahead of only the Toronto Blue Jays, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Houston Astros, and the Miami Marlins. It’s obviously still pretty early in the season and the level of talent on the Angels and the Blue Jays suggests they will not be at the bottom all season. The same positive outlook can’t be applied to the 2013 Mets, which leaves us with a very depressing conclusion: right now the Mets are in a group of ineptitude that includes the Marlins and the Astros....
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