Does anyone else feel like things associated with the Mets are in a stale, non-directional, holding pattern right now? Maybe its just me, but I have a sense that the Mets are in a quasi sort of limbo while we wait for the trade deadline to approach.
With the exception of David Wright’s return, all things Mets related are not terribly intriguing right now.
- They are a .500 team. Obviously not something to be thrilled about, but not something to be completely in tears over either. Especially when you consider the challenges they’ve faced this season.
- All signs point to some player movement, but not a complete fire sale. We’ll have a chance to dissect a move or two, but won’t have the crazy as hell, start from scratch, August and beyond, that a number of people believed.
- Even the Wilpon drama has reached a boring level of calm. It doesn’t look like they will be on the hook for a cool billion in the Madoff mess, just $300 million. This $700 swing lowers the financial drama a bit.
I guess it’s a good thing in a way. It’s just not terribly intriguing.
Here are a few things that could liven things up:
- A torrid winning streak
- An answer as to where Carlos Beltran will be playing after July 31st.
- Someone in the Mets organization helping Tom realize his dream to be Mr. Met.
- An ugly and embarrassing collapse by the Phillies or Braves or both.
- The Mets decide to install temporary fencing you see at slow pitch softball fundraisers to increase the number of home runs at Citi Field.
- The Mets hold Midwestropolitan.com days during Friday night home games which consist of:
- TC and Chip Hale get the night off as Tom and I manage and coach third base.
- Beer is only a $1, there are all you can eat nachos, and all of the concession stands serve Tom’s famous upside down pineapple cake.
- I am “Mic’d up” so the entire stadium can hear everything I say, even when I ream Tom’s ass for waving Ronny Paulino home from second on an infield hit.
- If Tom cries, everyone in attendance gets a free pizza from Pizza Hut.