New York Mets: Was Their Decision to Keep Their Assets Smart?

New York Mets, Noah Syndergaard

The New York Mets have been known for making crazy decisions in the past and over the years it has characterized the franchise. Under the regime of Brodie Van Wagenen, the Mets have not been afraid to do things their own way, given his aggressiveness in the offseason and right before the trade deadline.

Their recent hot streak and solid second half start has given management hope they can actually make a postseason run. The Mets did not feel forced to move anyone at the trade deadline if the correct offer was not there.

Where Do The Mets Go From Here?

The Mets now sit 4.5 games out of the second wild card spot with two months to play. They have one of the best starting rotations in baseball and the bullpen is slowly coming around. Edwin Diaz has struggled since April but a big save last night was a step in the right direction.

Michael Conforto is swinging a hot bat and J.D. Davis has looked like a brilliant pick up by Van Wagenen. The Mets obviously will not win every single night, but they have put themselves in a great position to have a chance to win. At only three games under .500, getting this close was unthinkable a month ago.

Can the Mets Really Make The Playoffs?

There are plenty of reason to think the Mets cannot make the playoffs, the odds game and their lack of defense/bullpen. There are also plenty of reason to think they can. They are taking advantage of a weaker schedule and it is building up their confidence for when they need to battle other postseason contenders through the rest of the season.

The Mets still have a mountain to climb, but each day they are getting closer and closer to reaching the summit. In the words of Tug McGraw “Ya Gotta Believe.”