Friday, August 1, 2008

Wait and See

That's the Mets' theme for rest of the season: wait and see. You'll find that the fans, management and players will be doing a lot of that in the coming weeks.

It all starts tonight when Pedro Martinez returns to the mound. We'll have to wait and see if he can pitch effectively and be a reliable arm in the rotation. If he can, then Pedro will be the best #5 starter in baseball. If he can't, we might be in a world of trouble.

No action during the trading deadline hub-bub that was yesterday afternoon. For what the Dodgers gave up to get Manny Ramirez, I can't believe the Mets weren't able to offer something comparable. Sure Manny is a huge headache, but a 35+ home run and 120 RBI season does wonders for headaches.

Not only is there no Manny, but there's no bullpen help. For now, we'll wait and see if anyone is available on the waiver while or we'll wait and see if our current arms can get their act together.

There's going to be a lot of waiting and seeing. We'll wait and see if Fernando Tatis can keep up his hot hitting, if Mike Pelfrey is truly the legit starter that it appears he's becoming, if John Maine will be able to overcome this rotator cuff injury, and more.

I would have rathered that the Mets were proactive about all these situations, especially the bullpen, but we are where we are. So I guess I'll have to wait and see.

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