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has everyone else noticed

Jul 05 2005 06:06 PM

that currently the NL East is the only division in the NL with more then the leader at .500 or above, and in the NL East EVERY team is at .500 or above.

that's some kooky wildcard race

Jul 06 2005 09:40 AM

I saw that too. I think it's safe to say that the wild card will come from the East. And I don't see why the Mets are less capable of putting together a run than the Nats or the Phillies were.

Jul 06 2005 09:55 AM

Except that they don't.

Jul 06 2005 09:57 AM

ON sorta the same note, my husband commented last night that the Mets would be in second place in any other NL division. It's like the whole division has pulled it together this year.

Yancy Street Gang
Jul 06 2005 10:05 AM

At least one of the teams is likely to do a summer fade, though. And my feeling is that the Mets are probably among the more likely suspects.

Jul 06 2005 11:06 AM

I don't figure them for a fade, I just feel their win total for the year will be 81. If so, that will probably be my only corrrect prediction from our fun pre-season predictions thread from the other board.

Spacemans Bong
Jul 06 2005 11:08 AM

I'd say the Mets are one of the least likely suspects, since they are playing well below their expectations and their Pythag.

#1 candidate has to be DC, who have outscored their opponents by four runs this year.

Jul 06 2005 11:11 AM

The Mets still have the ability -- at least "on paper" -- to make a run. If Beltran starts hitting, he can carry them the way he carried the Astros. He can make everyone better. I don't know if the pitching can hold up, or if Floyd can equal his first half, or if Reyes can get better, or any number of other things... but I'm saying it's possible.

Yancy Street Gang
Jul 06 2005 11:13 AM

I'm afraid it's not all that hard to imagine the Mets getting less second-half production from Glavine, Piazza, Floyd, and even Martinez. They also are very shaky on the right side of the infield. I can easily see them having an 9-19 August.

I'm not predicting that this will happen. But I'm saying it's not as unlikely as we'd like it to be.