Will Jose Reyes remain a non-factor like he has been for most of the second half? Will David Wright warrant all of the MVP talk that surrounded him just four days ago? Will a starting pitcher dominate their next two or three starts and minimize the use of this team’s Achilles heel; the bull pen? And will Willie Randolph stop making bad decisions (a double switch with LoDuca in the 6th inning – huh)?
These questions and many others will be answered over the next 12 days. We’ll find out one way or the other if this team has the guts, the resolve to win this thing once and for all. If not, it’s going to be a cold, dark winter and they will have no one to blame but themselves.