Saturday, July 7, 2007

Losing Confidence

Last season there were maybe 1 or 2 games the entire season that I knew we wouldn't win. But for the most part every game, regardless of the score, there was something inside me that knew this Mets team would come back and win.

That confidence is gone.

Sure it could be the horrendous month of June still weighing on my mind, but there is something missing from this team. Is it Delgado's bat? Probably. Is it Beltran's consistency? Probably. Is it the lack of consistent pitching? Sure. Is it Chad Bradford/Duaner Sanchez? Might be.

But the biggest thing that is missing is confidence. There's no swagger, no justifiable arrogance. And there shouldn't be the way this team has been playing of late. Brian's last post about Willie Randolph Losing the Team is part of the problem. There aren't too many smiles in the dugout these days.

Losing does that, and winning can bring it back. But this team needs to realize they can win. And win often. There's no reason this team shouldn't be the team to beat in the National League. They just need to start acting like it.

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