Responding to some overnight comments on Mets Chat Room:
-There’s no question the bullpen is a mess right now. I don’t trust Guillermo Mota. Putting him in with a lead in a tight game is like putting Barney Fife in charge of the South Bronx. I ‘m not sure if they will get help from the outside. Remember in a waiver deal teams with the best records go last and Atlanta and Philly are sure to block any reliever.
-I wouldn’t count on Amby Burgos, either. He can be gasoline next to a lit match, too.
However, I wouldn’t write off 2007. They still are in first place with a lot of time left. They control their own destiny, which is the most you can ask for this time of the season. Well, maybe not. You could ask for them to play better.
I still believe this is a playoff team with one thing in their favor the overall mediocrity of the National League.