With the Mets a game over .500, and two back of the Florida Marlins in the loss column in the East, the Mets are clearly performing below expectations. They just lost three of four from the Washington Nationals. Digest that for a moment. THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS. And they found many ways to lose. They failed to show up in game one. Then, the bullpen wasted a fine outing from Claudio Vargas. Finally, the lineup wasted a terrific start by Mike Pelfrey. If it weren’t for John Maine’s outing, they would have been swept.
This is unacceptable. If this continues, expect Willie Randolph to be gone by June.
And since I seem to have the ear of Mets management (they took advice from my previous post, right?), hear me when I say Wally Backman is the man to manage this team. Do something radical. Hire someone who will kick butt. Hire a member of the “Scum Bunch.” Let’s get our uniforms dirty again, shall we?