We know the Mets are in first place. They keep telling us that. But, is that the big picture? It was in July, but not two weeks before the playoffs.
They should win the NL East, but that isn’t the goal.
The injuries to Carlos Delgado and Orlando Hernandez, which are wait-and-see and beyond anybody’s control. But, you should be concerned about:
-The bullpen, which offers little security.
-Jose Reyes, who is in a mental funk.
-The fourth starter.
The big picture is not getting to October as much as it is what they do when they get there. And, they have issues.