Wild Card Fantasy
The 2011 World Champion Cardinals were ten games out of the Wild Card this time last year. The Mets and Phillies are both currently ten games behind in the Wild Card standings. (Ironically, the Cardinals are one of the two teams at the top.)
Just for kicks, I’d like to add that on August 30, 1973, the Mets were in last place in the NL East, 6.5 games out with a 61-71 record. (The Phillies were a half-game better, in fifth place.)
Do you believe? If so, why or why not? Vote below and answer in the comments.
Mostly because I’m a massive troll.
Either way, love the Mets.
The Cards and TB showed themselves repeatedly able to have hot streaks and streak to the top & both needed the help of major collapses. Since the Cards is one of the teams that would have to collapse, that hurts the Mets.
I really just want them not to phone the last month in. That will take away some of the bad taste of how quickly they plummeted. Didn’t expect playoffs this year anyway. A better than expected first half, the bound to happen collapse (a bit worse than expected) and a respectable finish (if it hurts the Cards and/or Braves somehow, more power too them!) will do.