« Definition of Mediocre | Main | Sanity Win »

Sliding Backwards

Mike SteffanosSaturday, April 26, 2008
By Mike Steffanos

Game 22: Braves 6 - Mets 3

I think we've reached the point in the season where picking apart individual moves is almost pointless. I've put off writing anything about yesterday's game because I feel as if I'm starting to write the same things over and over -- a common feeling last season.

In the recap of this game by on Mets.com, Marty Noble makes the following point that I believe says it all:

"It's not so much the wins and losses," David Wright said, covering old territory. "It's not doing what we're supposed to do. We're a better team than we've started out. But until we prove that, we are a .500 team."

And while Wright restricted his remark to the 22 games contested this season, it should be noted that the Mets have played to the level of mediocrity for 134 games, dating back to last season. Their record in those is thoroughly unremarkable -- 66-68.

At some point, you are what your record says you are. At 11-11 in 2008 combined with Noble's point going back 134 games, it's safe to say the Mets are an underperforming mediocre bunch. When I say "underperforming", I am only referring to their payroll. They've shown nothing so far to give me any reason to believe that they are better than their record.

The hope, really, is that something happens to spark this team and gets them out of this cycle. Last year they spent two months masquerading as a very good team before the stretch of mediocrity that Noble refers to slowly took last season down. Maybe this year something happens and gets them going. I don't really see it coming, though, but it's a long season.

If they keep playing as they have this week, it will be a really long season.

View Mike Pelfrey's Full Season Stats

Box Score

Comments (2)

i agree mike.all my posts are starting to sound repetitive.i was at shea today and we got a needed win.hopefully we will win tomorrow and start to take some series.we'll see..

Looks like the baseball gods listened to you, Gary.

About Mike's Mets

Please support Mike's Mets:

Disclaimer: Mike's Mets is an independent, unofficial fan site, and is not affiliated in any way with the New York Mets or Major League Baseball.

Other Links

General Baseball Links
Internet Radio Shows
Video Blogs
Other Team Links
Other Sports Links
Non-Sports Links
Video Direct

Looking for great deals on MLB Baseball Tickets? Visit JustgreatTickets.com for Cubs Tickets, NY Mets Tickets and a huge selection of Red Sox Tickets, Yankees Tickets and plenty of great concert Tickets for Dave Matthews Band Tickets and Buffett Tickets

Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Powered by
Movable Type 4.1