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a) Suddenly turn on the afterburners, play like mad, and pull back into contention in one of the most memorable season finishes ever seen? 1 votes

b) Tinker here, adjust there, and wind up a little over .500 with a some potential answers for questions for next year courtesy of trades and farm system? 14 votes

c) Keep on perfecting the win two lose three win three lose two style of .500 ball that is making the "New Mets" famous? 7 votes

d) Take an August/September Meaningful Games-"we battled" Nosedive? 0 votes

old original jb
Jul 18 2005 01:12 PM

Never tried one of these poll thingies before, but....

Jul 18 2005 01:17 PM

I'll take B please.

Benjamin Grimm
Jul 18 2005 01:25 PM

Was tempted to vote B but voted C instead.

Jul 18 2005 01:27 PM


OE: --- Strangely, I wasn't allowed to post just the letter C.

Benjamin Grimm
Jul 18 2005 01:35 PM


Benjamin Grimm
Jul 18 2005 01:36 PM

I couldn't either.

But when I typed a space before the C it allowed me to save. And it stripped the leading space.

Jul 18 2005 02:04 PM

It doesn't allow you to post any single letter. I tried to type B (tho' I voted C). This is, of course, outrageous as one-letter posts are vital.

Jul 18 2005 02:26 PM

Wait, does this mean we can't avi?

Jul 18 2005 02:26 PM


On Edit: (ok just checking)

Jul 18 2005 02:39 PM

There's a big gap of what could happen between A and B.

I abstain, courteously.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 18 2005 03:13 PM

I have no idea.

I don't think we're going anywhere in the standings without adding something; but even if we don't add a thing I think a collapse is even less likely. I'd like to see some creativity at the deadline; perhaps moving Looper and Glavine for guys who help next year, but I'm not predicting that.

I also abstain courteously.

Jul 18 2005 03:18 PM

I'll say B... I'm still figuring Carlos will get hot, and they'll make a little run, but nothing substantial; and there are just too many obstacles between them and a playoff run this year.

Jul 18 2005 07:18 PM

I've said it before I'll say it again -


Frayed Knot
Jul 18 2005 07:52 PM

Gut Check

Yeah, I've got a bit of one. What of it?

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 02 2005 08:22 AM


Benjamin Grimm
Oct 02 2005 09:13 AM

I guess the correct answer turned out to be a combination of C and D.

The Mets started September with a 4-13 stretch. Had they merely gone 8-9 over those 17 games they'd still be very much alive.