Call me crazy, but I believe.
No, not in comebacks. But in the playoffs.
I honestly believe – as a generally sane 22-year-old male – that these New York Mets can make the postseason.
Sure, a lot of this depends on if (but more likely when) some of the players on this team get shipped elsewhere for a package of prospects, and the next two weeks may determine if that happens sooner, later or not at all.
The Mets are 9.5 out of first place in the NL East, but at one game over .500, they’re five games out of the Wild Card. They trail four teams – Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Arizona and Atlanta. Two of those teams are likely playing well over their head. The other two are definite contenders.
Still, the Mets have a shot.
With the way Jose Reyes is playing, the way the team is stringing together hits, it seems almost anything is possible. With a invigorated offense that has scored 32 runs over the last three games, and a pitching staff that seems to be getting things together – both in the rotation and the bullpen – I believe this team has a chance.
I’m not saying that this team is destined for late fall baseball, but to borrow from Dumb & Dumber, I’m telling you there’s a chance.
For a season I had relegated to a rebuilding year, the Mets have made it interesting. They’ve happily surprised me, and many other fans so far. It’s been entertaining and I think it can continue on that track.
I believe they can take it to the next level and content for a playoff spot.