So, what have we learned after a little more than half a season of watching Mets baseball?
Here are few things …
The Phillies are no longer the Phillies.
The Nationals are legitimate contenders.
The Mets may play meaningful games in September.
R.A. Dickey is usually unhittable; when he’s not, he’s simply the best pitcher in baseball.
Disney is way behind on the R.A. Dickey movie.
Ruben Tejada is a legit MLB shortstop.
David Wright is awesome again.
Dillon Gee was a competent, reliable innings-eater.
Johan Santana can get by just fine with a 87-MPH fastball.
Frank Francisco is an average MLB closer.
Miguel Batista is old.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis plays hard, fields well, has some pop, and strikes out a ton.
What have I missed? Post what you’ve learned in the comments.
About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.