At 58-59 through August 11th, the New York Mets have had, if nothing else, an unexpected season. Although it looks like they are too far out to make a playoff push, the Mets have had their fair share of pleasant surprises from a team with little expectations coming into the year.
Without Johan Santana, their ace for the entire year, and losing many of their key players during the year to injuries, the Mets have not had a World Series-caliber roster, despite having one of the league's highest payrolls.
Nevertheless with new manager Terry Collins, and GM Sandy Alderson, the Mets appear to be heading in the right direction.
Now let's look at what has jumped out the most so far from the Amazins in the 2011 season.