New York Mets: My Take on the First 12 Games

Nick DeSilvioCorrespondent IApril 19, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets stands in the field after grounding into a double play with bases loaded against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

My perspective on the Mets' 2009 campaign thus far:

After 12 games of the 2009 MLB season, the New York Mets have a pedestrian .500 record with six wins and six losses. 

The offseason was mainly targeted at revamping the bullpen, which was deemed as the culprit of the Mets' failures last year.

Putz, K-Rod, Green, and even Bobby Parnell have done a great job in relief work so far this year, and Omar has to be given credit for turning one of the worst pens in the league into a reliable staff.

However, I have plenty of other problems with this team to complain about.

Yes, we have a pretty new stadium with dozens of restaurants and bars and the like, but what we don't have is a winning baseball team.

What have you seen over the last 12 games is going to make you believe that this is our year?

Gary Sheffield hitting his 500th career home run? That's all there seems to be to get excited about with the Mets so far!

That and the tacos that they keep showing on the broadcast every five seconds.

Okay, I'll give Santana some respect too, for he's been dominant right out of the gate.

But besides that, it just seems that this team has had the sameproblem from Game Six of the 2006 NLCS to the collapses of 2007 and 2008 to Sunday's ball game.


The Mets' 6-6 record right now would easily be 8-4 if we could have gotten hits when we needed them the most.

The games we lost to the Marlins were ours to win, but we simply could not score runs!

Johan gave up no earned runs but got a loss! That's horrible!

If the Mets cannot start getting clutch hits when it counts, they will be going nowhere yet again, and that's what worries me as a fan, because all they have done for the past three years is choke!

It doesn't matter how many hits you string together if you can't drive in runs!


ANGRY MAN is back.