Who in their right minds would have thought on July 6th the New York Mets would be sitting at 44-42, contemplating whether or not to trade their valuable assets?
It was almost a forgone conclusion as early as spring training that the Mets would be out of contention by the all-star break, thus giving ownership the green light to go ahead and dismantle the roster.
However, Terry Collins has his troops believing, and that has translated into wins.
Something special is going on in Queens, and while that may not necessarily translate into a playoff berth, it'll certainly supply more than enough excitement for the second half of the 2011 season.
Here are eight bold predictions for the Mets in the season's second half.