When the Mets looked into over the cliff a few weeks ago but failed to make a deal, many thought by the time they would be ready it would be too late.
That’s exactly what happened. The Mets have lost 11 of 12 and are behind by double-digits. It doesn’t matter whom they trade for now, the competitive part of the season is over. The Nationals have too much good pitching to fold now and there are too many teams they must leapfrog for a wild card.
The Mets will wait until next year as we expected. Let’s hope the things that put the Mets in position to make this year exciting will be in place in the future, such as R.A. Dickey’s run and the pre-no hit Johan Santana.
You never know what the future might bring. We don’t know if the Mets will have the same things in place that made the first three months exciting and hopeful. We also don’t know if those young pitchers will blossom.
The Mets had a chance this season to make a play, but gambled next year’s hand will be better. We shall see.