What is the Mets' greatest need? Starting pitching? Never hurts. Bullpen help? Another solid arm would be nice. Another bat? Possibly. Bench help? Maybe Julio Franco is available.
The answer is none of those and all of them. The real need for the Mets is a winning streak.
Now I'm not talking about those 3 or 4 game winning streaks. I'm talking about a 6 or 7 game winning streak, or something like winning 15 out of your last 18. That's what the Mets need, and now is the perfect time to do it.
Last year it was during a West coast swing that the Mets rattled off a 10 game winning streak in route to a dominating regular season. With the Pirates and Nationals visiting Shea, these are the series that can steamroll into a greater winning streak.
The Braves, Phillies and Marlins are all within striking distance, but none of them have had a winning streak like what I'm talking about. The first team that rattles of a long win streak will be the one poised to take the lead down the stretch.
Winning is contagious, and it does wonders for clubhouse morale. Let's start tonight.