Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Is this Mets Run for Real?

I'm enjoying baseball these days. Winning tends to have that effect on me, but the Mets Lifer in me is waiting for the other shoe to drop.

This recent Mets winning streak has me wondering when are they going to start losing again? Come on, the Mets can't keep up this type of run. Let's say they lose tonight and win tomorrow. When is the next series loss to the lowly Nationals or when will they lose 5 straight to erase everything good that has happened this week?

It has to happen eventually, right?

Now they're planting hopes and dreams in my head of Reyes, Beltran and Delgado potentially all coming back in August. Seriously? There's trade talk and rumors about the Mets being buyers. For real?

The Mets have become enjoyable to watch again. Francoeur is making Omar look like a genius. Castillo is making Bryan forget about Orlando Hudson. Pelfrey has folks saying "Who's Kazmir?"

What is going on? Has the world gone mad? These are the Mets. We are being setup for utter and total disappointment yet again.

Or are we? If, and that's a big "if," the Mets can get a HEALTHY Reyes, Delgado and Beltran back, and if (yes another big "if") the Mets can continue to get consistent starting pitching and if (yes, one more) the Mets can find themselves within 4 games of the Wild Card when this all happens, there's a chance.

That's all. A chance. Not a very good one either, but it's a chance. However, this cynic is still waiting for the bottom to fall out and be sent back to the disappointing baseball that was the Mets June.

However, a little thing called hope still resides.

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