Can I come up with 6 winning numbers? No way. This season’s Super Bowl winner? Negative. Who will come out on top in the mid term elections? Probably not, although history indicates a GOP gain in Congress. However, I unfortunately put the horns on Curtis Granderson (see my previous post). A meager 17 apple-raisers and he’s been spending too much time flirting with Mario Mendoza. But it hasn’t been all lemons for the Metropolitans, just mostly. deGrom has been a beast, and Wheeler keeps on showing that potential. I love Lagares in center. d’Arnaud is starting to rake, and Duda has been a legit power threat. Full disclosure – I was an Ike guy, I had had enough of Lucas, but props to Sandy, he traded the right player.
It’s easy to get pumped up for next year, but no Kool-Aid for me. Let’s see Harvey come back, and the Captain get back on track. Let’s be in the mix at the All-Star break, and then we can discuss post-season aspirations. Until then, I will be skeptical, especially with another bat being a major need. I am not a Starling Castro fan, but he might be the best bat available in the off season, but you never know. Mex wound up on the team for a reliever and a potential, and The Kid for some quality components, so you never know who might be in Port St. Lucie.