The Mets have thrown in the towel

Wow. I had a feeling the Mets fire sale would start soon. But I didn’t think it would happen while players were still lingering around Chase Field in Phoenix for post All Star Game festivities.

Beltran and Reyes better get back to Queens fast before they are shipped out!

Francisco Rodriguez is now a Milwaukee Brewer. And while I don’t trust him in post season play any further than I can throw him, but he does pile up saves in the regular season and now those late inning leads will go to someone else.

And the domino effect is going to happen in that bullpen and it won’t be pretty.
Beltran is next. If they can get a package for Reyes, why not?

When I talked about my lousy predictions for the season, one of my readers pointed out that I didn’t mention my prediction that the Mets would lose 90 games.

I’m standing by the prediction. I think this team is about to be dismantled. And they will be essentially fielding an expansion team for August and September… and the mood will get from bad to worse.

Yes I know they are a game over .500 now after their first 91 games.
And to reach 90 losses they’ll have to double their loss total in just 71 games.

I’ve seen teams unravel fast.
They could go 26-45 the rest of the way. 6 of their next 7 games are against the Phillies and Cardinals.

The Mets have series involving the Reds, Diamondbacks, Phillies, Braves and Brewers in August. They also have a bunch of games with the Marlins and Nationals who are playing better.

In other words, losses could pile up fast, especially if morale is bad.

Now keep in mind one thing:
I think the Mets are doing the right thing.
They are dumping bodies off the sinking ship and will have some growing pains with the new crew.

They SHOULD deal Beltran. And if anyone can take Bay do that too.

Read this carefully Mets fans:
I think the Mets will be a major contender in a couple of seasons. I trust Sandy Alderson and sometimes it is a good thing to hit rock bottom.

And Met fans, go to a game at CitiField this year. Nobody will ever question your loyalty to your team after this season.
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So Games 3 and 4 will be at Fenway

The National League won the All Star Game.
So that means the National League gets the Homefield Advantage.

Good! Let me tell you why.

When the Red Sox won the 2004 and 2007 World Series, I kept hearing from Red Sox fans “Wouldn’t it be better if the Red Sox won at Fenway?”

Of which I would ask in response “If I am rooting for the Red Sox to win in 6, which two games am I rooting for them to lose?”

Well if the Red Sox make the World Series THIS year, then I won’t have to hear such nonsense.
Then we will ALL be rooting for a sweep.

So for those of you keeping score…

Games 1 and 2 will be at AT&T in San Francisco.
Then Games 3 and 4 will be at Fenway.

The Sox will clinch Game 4.

Hope this was helpful.
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