Daily Mets Poll: Will the Mets Make the Playoffs?
Will the Mets Make the Playoffs?
- Yes (Wildcard) (42%, 113 Votes)
- Yes (NL East) (23%, 62 Votes)
- Only if they acquire a top pitcher (leave your choice in the comments section) (18%, 47 Votes)
- No (11%, 29 Votes)
- Not sure, let me get back to you on this... (6%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 266
MetsBlog is reporting that oddsmakers believe the Mets have a 37.4% chance of making the postseason. That’s up 2% since last week, which is odd since the Mets have gone 4-5 since then, Mike Pelfrey is struggling and Johan’s velocity is still down. Oh, and the bullpen is a disaster.
But the Mets are still only two games behind the Braves for the division lead and a half game ahead of the Dodgers in the wildcard standings. So this is certainly doable – especially if the Mets are serious about trading for Cliff Lee.
Remember, last year at this time the Mets were a mere 4.5 games out of first, and half the fan base wanted us to be buyers.
However, that’s asking a lot. Given average luck (i.e. Jason Bay doesn’t improve at all, Beltran is a bit better than an average CF, Wright cools off a tiny bit, etc…), I think they need to make a trade.
Trading for someone like Ted Lilly gives them a solid shot at the wild card and somewhat of a long shot for the NL East title.
Trading for Cliff Lee makes them front runners for the wild card and reasonable contenders (but certainly not a runaway favorite) for the NL East title.