DON'T LOOK NOW . . .
(Or something like that)
. . . the N.Y. Mets are inching ever closer to first place is the (utterly suck-ass) NL East. On the strength of dominant performances by Mike Pelfrey. And Carlos Delgado. And the heretofore banjo-hitting squad of perma-backups known as Tatis, Easley, Chavez, and Joe McEwing.
Ok, not SuperJoe, but admit it, he'd fit right into this streak.
Anyhow, you can surely gather from my tone what I think of the likelihood that this represents some sort of "turnaround" for the Mets. Wright, Reyes, Beltran, Santana, and Maine are all doing pretty well lately, and that's certainly a good sign. And hot streaks from all the non-starters who start for the Mets can't do anything but help. That said, I still don't think the Mets as currently constructed are a 90+ win team.
But . . . since the Phils aren't that good either, and since the Marlins & Braves, like the Mets, have serious weaknesses, this silly division may actually be up for grabs to the first team that reaches 86 or 87 wins. So . . . and, yes, I do believe this, this extraordinarily flawed Mets team may actually have a chance to play some ball in October.
And then, as we all know (painfully so) from two years ago, anything can happen. Wow.