As I sit here typing, I keep shaking my head with confusion because I’m about to talk about how the New York Mets are one win away from going to the World Series. Yes, I said that right, the New York Mets. This is the team that has been known as a joke for the past few years now. I didn’t think they were going to be anything special.
Looking at their opening day roster this year, I wouldn’t have thought they would be in the position they are today. Needless to say, their pitching has been absolutely lights out behind Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard. Also, the acquisition of Yoenis Céspedes was nothing but a success. You can say he put the team on his back and brought them to the postseason. But really… the Mets?
When the postseason was about to begin, I was having the Mets out in the first round. Granted, their pitching rotation was stacked, but you have two rookies in there with Syndergaard and Steven Matz, who I didn’t think was ready to take on the powerful Dodger squad. Also, you had Matt Harvey ending the regular season with question marks because no one knew if manger Terry Collins was going to let him pitch without a pitch count since he just had Tommy John a year ago and he surpassed his inning pitched mark this season. So now you have Jacob deGrom being your true ace that you can rely on and can guarantee a W. With deGrom being the only confident arm in the rotation in my eyes, I didn’t think this was going to be the Mets year.
And the offense? Really? Was anyone expecting Daniel Murphy to be having this type of postseason? He is hitting home runs left and right. Also, I just wouldn’t feel confident having to put Travis d’Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, and Michael Conforto in my line up against a very strong Cubs line up. But what I’ve mentioned before, pitching wins championships and the Cubs strikeout a lot.
It’s just… the Mets.
I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. Maybe I just think the Mets are a boring team to watch. Their pitching is exciting because they have made this Cubs team look foolish but I don’t know, I may just want this dreaded 107 year old curse to end. I got excited with everyone else because the Cubs just beat the unstoppable St. Louis Cardinals and now they’re having trouble with… the New York Mets.
But we can have the World Series determined tonight if the Royals beat the Blue Jays and the Mets sweep the Cubs, so tune in because I’m sure all four teams will give it their all.
It’s just… the Mets.