Mets Success Toughens Managment Decisions

The Mets are in a very tough spot in the schedule. Just a week ago, General Manager Sandy Alderson identified the next three weeks crucial in determining how the Mets will go about trading pieces who are FA at the end of the year. Although he separated Jose Reyes from that mix, he hinted that the fate of OF Carlos Beltran and Closer Francisco Rodriguez was very much tied to the Mets performance over the next few weeks. If the Mets rolled over and died, the decisions would be easy. It would be easy to pull the plug on the Carlos Beltran era, and deal away a closer whom Sandy Alderson desperately wants to keep from 55 finishes. Yet they have done anything but that. The Mets took two out of three from the AL West division leading Rangers, and then have gone on to take the first two games against the Detroit Tigers, whom have fallen out of first place in the AL Central due to the last two losses. The recent success has Mets fans, and front office alike, wondering if they truly can contend in 2011. The recent sucess has been primarly a result of an offensive explosion. As a sample size, every Met in todays lineup picked up a hit in their 16 run output. Or to show the bigger picture, the fifty runs the Mets have scored over their last four games is the most they’ve scored in any four game stretch in franchise history. The Mets are 7-3 in their last ten games, and are two games over .500 for the first time since they started the season 3-1. You have to be pumped as a Mets fan watching Terry Collins post game meeting with the press, when he says they are not done. The Mets are not done, and the front office will just have to wait and see.

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