Monday, June 2, 2008
Mets Take 3 Outta 4 From Dodgers
OK, things are looking really good after the whole Willie controversy, but let's not get carried away here because we're still 3.5 games out of first place have some problems that need to be worked out if we're seriously going to contend this year. First, the Mets need to show some guts and send Aaron Heilman down to the minors if they're not going to trade him. Heilman has been horrible all year, gives up way too many HR's and keeps costing us games. Secondly, the Mets have to be really careful with Ryan Church whose suffered two concussions of late and still isn't 100%--give the hot-hitting Fernando Tatis more playing time till Church is 110%. Lastly, there's Pedro Martinez, who I don't care how good he says he's feeling, seems to always end up injured. We need Pedro to win for sure, but the Mets have to be extra careful how they deal with him for the rest of the year. Personally, I wouldn't let him go any more than 5 innings from now on till the playoffs. In the meantime, Wright and Reyes are hitting, Carlos Beltran is getting clutch hits. the bullpen (except Heilman) looks great and the bench is making a name for themselves. Good.