I'M Just Saying: We Shouldn't Panic....Yet

Nick AdamoCorrespondent IJuly 18, 2009

NEW YORK - JULY 12:  Mike Pelfrey #34 of the New York Mets pitches against the Cincinnati Reds on July 12, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Mets are on a downward spiral. We look like a "Four A" team that can't score runs and can't pitch with consistency.

We are now eight and a half games out of the division and seven out of the wildcard. Our Injured players are nowhere near return and it seems are Front Office is just letting us drown.

Some say its over, and we should just look to next year. Well I am not one of these people... yet.

I say we give it ten more games, untill July 28th. If we are 12 games back or more in the division and 10 or more in the wildcard I say we sell, sell, sell.

Every man on the roster that is approaching Free Agency must go. Carlos Delgado, Gary Sheffield, Brian Schneider, Billy Wagner, Fernando Tatis and Alex Cora need to be traded.

Even if the returns aren't huge and they shouldnt be. We can probably get some young talent from some contenders looking for certain pieces.

However untill the sun has set and we are that far out of it, I still have hope. I might be foolish but if we are only 6 or 7 out at the Trade deadline I think we need to keep fighting.

The main reason for this hope is our schedule. From the time we are supposed to get our guys back on August 15 we have eight games against the Phillies, nine against Atlanta and Florida, and six against Washington. We also have 12 games against teams in the wildcard race.

If we can go on a nice run once we get our guys back, and beat the teams in front of us we can very easily find our Mets playing baseball in October.

For now we must stay afloat and it seems we can be out 10 games by the end of this series, but maybe just maybe the Mets can go out and do something Amazin.