Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/25/12
Where have I been? I need to apologize to you, gentle reader. Your intrepid columnist has been MIA – that’s for “missing in action,” not “as bad as the Marlins” – for the better part of a month. Chalk it up to a swirling vortex of work emergencies, vacations and the general suckiness of the New York Mets. As the Mets have proven to us time and again this year, it’s not so much about how-many, but when: timing has been neither of our strong suits this year, and my absence reflects that directly. I’m back. Are you thrilled? The Mets have limped to 70 wins and I’m still not sure how. Once it became evident that this was not the magical team we all figured it to be back in June, the season seemed to spiral out of all control. Amid the bad news, the gaffes, the guffaws and the grousing, what ripples of good news there have been have been swept out in the torrent. Jon Rauch has had a stellar second half? Who cares? Daniel Murphy still can’t field. Bobby Parnell has developed...
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