-David Wright and Carlos Delgado were figments of our imagination for over a month each.
-Pedro Martinez hasn’t thrown a pitch all season.
-Orlando Hernandez was out a little over three weeks.
-There have been concerns about the bullpen.
-Jose Valentin and Moises Alou have been on the DL, and Shawn Green could end up there later this week.
All this, and the Mets, not being a surprise team anymore, have the National League’s best record and second best in the sport. I would say that’s reason to be optimistic.
Take a break some time over the holiday to share your thoughts on why you like this team, and if you like it better than last year’s edition. Happy Holiday all.