Monday, May 17, 2010

2010 Mets Could Be Worse than 2009

The 2009 Mets were pretty awful. In fact, the last few months of the year were unwatchable. Fast forward to 2010 and the Mets are finding themselves in a bit of a similar situation except it's 4 months earlier.

Mets fans may soon forget, but May 2009 was a good month for the team. The Mets finished last May 7 games over .500 and only a half game back of the Phillies in the division. May 2010 started with similar expectations, but has quickly become a debacle of its own kind.

The Mets starting pitching continues to disappoint. Sure Oliver Perez is the brunt of most Mets fans ire but John Maine deserves just as much ill will. The bullpen is fading after being unhittable in April. And of course the middle of the lineup continues to invent new ways to strikeout.

After being swept by the Marlins in Miami, the Mets get no relief as they continue to face in division rivals Atlanta and Washington, followed by the Yankees and then the rival Phils. When the calendar turns to June, we may very well find the Mets 7 games under .500 and Jerry Manuel looking out for Omar Minaya in hotel lobbies.

This could be a very long summer for Mets fans.

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