Lately, The Mets Are Mad As Hell
Maybe Omar Minaya knew exactly what he was doing when he told Fox Sports that Wright, Reyes, Beltran and Delgado don’t have an edge…
Maybe it was sheer genius when Jerry Manuel pinch hit for Ramon Castro last week much to the dismay of many…
When Alex Cora stepped in for Luis Castillo while he was out and looked like Rogers Hornsby maybe something clicked…
When Manuel threatened John Maine and Mike Pelfrey with the possibility of losing their spots in the rotation if they didn’t start pitching better, maybe it was more than just an idle threat…
In the last ten or so days the Mets look a lot different.
Carlos Beltran is playing with a vengeance since being called out for failing to slide a week ago. He’s angrier and meaner.
Ramon Castro is a completely different player lately. Quality at-bats, stepped up defense, hustling on the basepaths, it’s quite a transformation. All of it manifesting itself since being benched in favor of Omir Santos.
Seeing Luis Castillo slam his glove to the ground after last nights error may have ticked off Keith Hernandez, but I actually liked what I saw. That’s what this team lacked.
When David Wright slammed his helmet into the dugout after being called out on strikes, I was like “Yeah! Let’s see that raw emotion!”
I don’t know if this going to last, but I love what I’m seeing lately and I hope it sticks around for the rest of the season.
When the Phillies take on the Mets tomorrow, I hope to see more anger and intensity.
Maybe even a good old fashioned bench clearing brawl with Carlos Beltran getting all crazy eyed like Paul Lo Duca.
Gimme some of that and I’ll guarantee the Mets will be in first place with a nice cushion by July 1st.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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