Mets Meaningful Number – 15
Good news, people! The Mets have lowered their Meaningful Number to 15. If the Mets go 15-6 for the rest of the month, they can reasonably expect to be able to brag about playing “meaningful games in September!”
To review how this number is arrived at, click here.
There is some hedging here. If the Mets beat these predictions, then I can enjoy the end of the season as a fan. If I turn out to be right, then at least I can enjoy being right.
They have seven games at Pittsburgh and Houston. Figure 4-3, but 5-2 with a couple of lucky bounces.
They have two at Atlanta. Maybe 1-1?
That puts them at 14-7, one game short of starting September in “meaningful” territory. But what if the wildcard leader plays closer to .500 ball from now till September? The Mets could easily be 4 games out of the WC on September 1. And that’s basically the Wilpon equivalent of a World Series appearance.