New York Mets' Strange Season May Lead to Playoffs

insaneinthemembraneCorrespondent ISeptember 3, 2008

The Mets are expereincing quite a strange season this year. From Willie Randolph being gone, Oliver Perez being inconsistent, Johan Santana pitching well and getting no wins, and David Wright hitting insanely well, to Omar Minaya being criticized for only signing hispanic players, Billy Wagner blowing saves, and having no reliable bullpen arms.

From Carlos Delgado going from insanely bad to insanely good, Carlos Beltran being mediocre as usual, Brian Schneider catching and rarely hitting, to Keith Hernandez shouting profanities from the booth, and Roger Cedeno pleading for Minaya to sign him so he can hear what it feels like to get booed again—it goes on and on.

What are your thoughts? Will this go down as a team surrounded by so much drama and so much going on, and yet overcame it all to make the playoffs? Usually teams surrounded by so much drama play lousy.

And yet in the NL East, only the inconsistent Phillies stand in their way, so it wouldn't be too far-fetched to say the Mets will be the top team in the division.

So who do the Mets match up well against? Brewers, Cubs, Dodgers, D-backs? Pick your poison! You don't have to be Mets fan to have an opinion, if you want to leave a comment displaying how dumbfounded you are by the weirdness of the Mets' season, please feel free.