The Mets are on a 4 game losing streak, they have lost 2 starters and the most intelligent baseball player in the game in Alex Cora and a “lights out” reliever that seems to be afflicted by a different ailment depending on the performance. Despite all of this, the Mets find themselves today 1 game out of first place but the news just keeps getting grimmer by the game. Currently, the Mets have Ramon Martinez and Angel Pagan up from the minors to help out but Pagan has been the only one that has been of some assistance. Now, I don’t think injuries can be put on Omar since there is no way to know what will happen in the future but what concerns me is the lack of preparations for the worst. It seems to me anyway that there was no real contingency plan for anything. Granted im sure Nick Evans dismal start to the season was not expected but now the Mets are in between a rock and a hard place and I wonder…how will Omar react this time to the pressure.
Last time he was faced with a crisis in his roster, we got Oliver Perez and Roberto Hernandez from the pirates in 2006. This year we are looking like the economy in that we are getting worse news by the day. There are some glimmers of hope in Murphy’s performance yesterday at 1b and the tag champs beltran/wright but that is not getting the job done. Rumors are firing around at 100mph about potential trades and I wonder who would be on the trading block for us? If we had talent good enough to trade, why are they not up here helping us in the first place? Our only hope is the teams we may be trading with are not looking for ML ready players and we can get a contract off their hands. Bottom line is the Mets offense is not looking too good and our two best guys are not even slumping. The scary part is they are going to cool off eventually and that can happen literally any day now. Pressures on Omar…you got a playoff talent ridden team that has been littered with injuries and are presiding over 2 very unsuccessful seasons back to back with a new stadium to fill…what do you do… What do you do??