The Mets have in my opinion played far better than expected so far. I mean I never thought Pelfrey would pitch as well as he has so far and the bullpen would have been so good with pitchers like Takahashi to name just one or that the catchers would be contributing as much offensively as they have so far.
All good things indeed that deserves to be enjoyed but a word of caution Mets fans. Today on Metsblog Michael Baron posted that the Mets are on pace for 91 wins. Now he admits that “paces can change really quick, and a lot of things can happen and thereâ€™s a long way to go” and I am sure we can all agree with that.
Baron goes on to point out the qualities he sees in this team and they are all good reasons to hope for a better 2010 than 2009 but remember the Mets were also on pace to win 91 games last season. The Mets on Sunday May 10 2009 beat the Pirates 8-4 they were 17-13 in 1st place with a 1 game lead on the 2nd place Marlins and a 1.5 game lead on the 3rd place Phillies. We all know how the season ended.
I am not saying we are doomed to repeat history but that when you start looking at paces remember what Baron said, “paces can change really quick, and a lot of things can happen and thereâ€™s a long way to go“.