Three against baseball’s best team in St. Louis, three at the Nationals who come out of the break with a two-game lead over the Amazin’s, and then four against the NL West-leading Dodgers.
That right there will make or break the 2015 season for the Mets. Let’s break down a couple of scenarios.
1) 3-7 or better. Season’s over that simple.
2) 5-5. I think Mets fans should take that every day of the week, especially if it involves a split against LA and two of three against the Nationals.
3) 7-3 or better. SANDY, GO GET ME A GOD DAMN BAT BECAUSE WE GOIN TO THE PLAYOFFS.
Of course, nothing will get done by the trade deadline. The Mets will continue to trot out a minor league lineup with an All-Star pitching staff. None of the scenarios I laid out will move the front office to action. In option #1, the season’s over, no need to make a move, Sandy will say. In option #2, Sandy will point to the fact the Mets are doing just fine, and in option #3 he might even consider selling offense.
There you have it. In the next 10 games we’ll see if this Mets team is for real.
Here’s some advice for the Mets and a general rule of thumb in baseball: