Just my two cents on the first half of the New York Mets. 3 up, 3 down.
David Wright – Doing it all. To play this well in a line-up that is this limited is close to a miracle. And that’s only talking about his offense. Defensively he his the best 3rd baseman in the National League. Maybe even in all the majors. He’s that good. You’ve come to expect great things when David Wright is on the field and every now and then he finds ways to make plays you never expected. Was, is and will be the best player this team has.
Matt Harvey – The real deal. If anyone had doubts before the season those must be long gone. Plowing through every line-up that gets in his way. Doesn’t get fazed by bumps on the road and just keeps on pitching. Always a treat when he takes the mound.
Jeremy Hefner and Dillon Gee – Terrible start to season and in danger of losing their jobs they managed to turn their seasons around and are now keeping the Mets from hitting rock bottom. And Hefner even managed to become one of the best pitchers in the game since the calender turned to June.
Honourable mention: Josh Satin, Eric Young Jr., Bobby Parnell, Marlon Byrd, Scott Rice
Ike Davis – Literally down. Had to be sent back to the minors. Came back up and just doesn’t look right. The Mets might want to think about their long term plans at first. There’s not a lot to like about Ike nowadays.
Jordany Valdespin – One man freakshow. You can’t get away with everything just because there is the notion of some talent and he needs to learn that. In my mind he should be traded.
Weather and the extra innings – How much more can one ballclub possibly take?!
Honourable mention: Ruben Tejada
(…actually I thought this would be more balanced…)