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Thanks to these two guys, the Mets are in the hunt for a playoff berth.
There are now two Wild Card spots available in the playoffs, and the Mets will be among many teams competing for one.
Even though the Mets are just 4.5 games behind the Nationals for first place in the NL East, the Nats seem to be the better team. They have a good player at every position, the best pitching in baseball, and a lot of young talent.
The Braves are great too, and Miami and Philadelphia are also capable teams.
Since the Mets probably won't win the NL East, they will be fighting for a Wild Card spot. There will be a lot of good teams in the hunt, but if David Wright and R.A Dickey continue to dominate and the Mets trade for a good player, New York can certainly secure one of the two spots.
Jason Bay and Frank Francisco will return from the DL soon, and Bay could possibly provide a spark to the Mets offense. If not, they will still have Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda, Scott Hairston, Andres Torres and Jordany Valdespin in the outfield.
And the infield? Ruben Tejada (who has a .325 batting average in 163 at-bats), Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis and David Wright play there, and Jordany Valdespin can play there if needed.
As long as the Mets can patch up their rotation, they should be ready for a playoff run. Johan Santana, R.A Dickey, Chris Young and Jonathon Niese have all done a nice job, and Harvey or Wheeler could be called up to replace the injured Dillon Gee. The Mets don't want to rush Harvey or Wheeler, but if the Mets need pitching help, they could call one of the two up.
New York has a decent team. As long as Dickey and Wright keep up their hot starts and the Mets make a move, they should contend for a playoff spot.