In the nine years since their last postseason appearance, the New York Mets have been laughed at, ripped apart and ridiculed for their inability to win.
Now in early August, the Mets sit in a virtual tie atop the National League East with the Washington Nationals after sweeping them at Citi Field over the weekend. They have plenty of new faces in the dugout with newly acquired players Yoenis Cespedes, Tyler Clippard, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, and fans found a new hero in the nearly traded shortstop Wilmer Flores.
Things could finally be trending in the right directions for the Mets – and Mad Dog Sports Radio’s Adam Schein believes in the orange and blue.
“Ladies and gentlemen, your first place New York Mets,” Schein said. “It’s going down for real. The New York Mets have a realistic chance to make the playoffs.”
He continued by praising the acquisition of Cespedes, and their sweep of the Nationals.
“Cespedes for the rest of us, a Cespedes miracle,” said Schein. “He is a bonafide slugger. He’s been great in the postseason, great down the stretches of seasons. This is exactly who the Mets needed. Now they have a big-league baseball team. And then they had to go out and win, and the Mets bust out the brooms. They show off clutch offense, Lucas Duda on fire – last night, how about [Curtis] Granderson, Daniel Murphy? The pitching is as good as anyone in baseball. We’re not playing ‘Everybody Hurts’ for the Mets anymore, because this now is a big league team.”