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A year of ups and downs for the shaky Mets. They were getting hot on the West Coast, but that soon fizzled, and now they are playing .500 ball.
Yes, the Mets are banged up, they are sending a “B” squad out there every night, so it's a little hard to judge on this team right now. Nevertheless, I feel they are still worthy of the No. 9 spot.
The Mets' bullpen this year has been very good. Well, besides J.J., they have been great. The starting pitching has been there too.
Yes, shaky at first, the Mets picked up the intensity, not to mention throwing more strikes. Livan and Pelf have done an amazing job, along with Maine. Johan has been nothing short of amazing.
The Mets' hitting is pretty solid also. Led by Beltran, who is batting .352, things would be great if he could just stay on the field.
The main problem is, the Mets can't get anyone on the field. They have been missing Reyes, Church, Beltran, Delgado, Cora, and Angle.
With a DL like that, you are going to struggle at the plate.
Now, for David, the man just can't hit in the clutch. It's really becoming a normal thing for him to strike out when ducks are on the pond.
Is this Mets team great? No, but they can be—when healthy.