The Mets Still Don’t Get It

With school finals and then the beginning of my short summer break, I haven’t spent much time thinking about anything worth while to write about, but the sweep over the Mets this week got me pretty excited. Right now the Mets are a mere one game ahead of the Washington Nationals in the NL East, and Manager Willie Randolph is a few losses away from getting the proverbial ax. When asked about the lack of Mets mojo this season, David Wright insisted that it was in fact the players that were to blame and not Randolph. Obviously, David Wright doesn’t read this blog, otherwise he would realize by now that the Mets are suffering from the Curse of Pedro, and neither Willie Randolph nor David Wright can do anything about it. Bad mojo is bad mojo, and the Curse of Pedro will not be ignored.

Meanwhile, Chipper Jones is still hitting over .400, and the Braves are only 1.5 games behind the Marlins in the standings, despite losing John Smoltz. Chuck James and Jo Jo Reyes continue to be major disappointments, but the Braves are finding ways to stay afloat, and Jair Jurrjens is quietly turning into a very good pitcher. To give you an idea of exactly how good he’s been, here’s how he stacks up against Johan Santana so far in 2008…

There’s still a lot of baseball to play, but I like the way things are going for the Braves right now (as long as they can win this series against the Diamondbacks).

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