Are These the '69 Mets Again?

Mike KentSenior Writer IJuly 27, 2009

NEW YORK - JULY 12:  Jeff Francoeur #12 of the New York Mets bats 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)

I know guys like Richard Marsh have written articles like this, but I think all Mets fans deserve to give up on their team with a goodbye article.

With the season in its last two months, and players like Beltran, Delgado, Reyes, Maine and Putz coming back soon.

Can we believe that these may be the '69 Mets all over again?

Well, I do not think so.

And these are a few reasons why.

  1. We do not know when players like Beltran, Delgado, Reyes, Maine and Putz are coming back. Day to Day has been known to be month to month for these Mets.

  2. The Phillies are running away with the NL East. The Mets are 10 games out, and the Phillies are looking like they do not need to stop winning now that Raul Ibanez is back from the DL.

  3. Even if the Phillies go down and lose all their star players like the Mets did, both the Braves and the Marlins will jump on the NL East lead like it is water in a desert. And they are both better teams then the Mets right now.

  4. The NL Wild Card has seven teams ahead of the Mets in it. So even if the Giants and Rockies start losing the Brewers and the Braves will still win the Wild Card over the Mets.

  5. The Mets are looking like a AAA team, who would have thought we were going to see Alex Cora and Angel Pagan be starters for the Mets.

  6. If the Mets can't win at least two out of three from the Nats then how do we want them to best teams like the Phillies and Rockies?

  7. Omar and the Wilpons are not helping the Mets win, and it is too late now. They should have made deals that would bring in star players like Halladay back in June. And with not taking Halladay in the trade that was offered to them they have shown that they are sellers (as I think they should be at this stage).

  8. We have a manager from a bad movie. He is a great guy, and he is very funny. But many of the things he does makes you want to jump off the roof.

  9. You can't teach defense. Professional baseball players should know how to catch a ball on a regular bases.

  10. David Wright, he may be the best player on the Mets this year, but the man that finished fourth in MVP voting for the last two seasons has not hit with any power this year. He only has 5 Home Runs this year.

So in the end, the Mets are not showing us any sign of coming back.

And there are not many things to blame.

Yes, Omar the Wilpons and Jerry Manual have done poorly, but we can't blame them for Beltran, Reyes and Delgado going on the DL.

And that is the main reason the Mets are not looking good this year.

The only ones we can blame are the medical staff.

How can a player like Jose Reyes, who is a day to injure, go down for two months?

I do not get it.

Well, better look next year.

This season may be over for the Mets, but it is never to late to build for the future.