After last night's win against the Pirates--a comfortable 5-0 victory led by El Duque 's strong seven innings--one of the SNY desk guys proclaimed that the Mets are "back on track." After going 1-5 against the Sox and Yankees, I'd like to hold the Mets to a higher standard. I think it takes more than two wins against the pathetic Pirates to get back to where the Mets were before the six-game skid out.
Still, if the call-in shows are any indication, a lot of the Flushing faithful agree with the SNY guy. This afternoon, running errands with the Mrs., I got an earful of WFAN. Everyone was anxious to trade Lastings Milledge, for Barry Zito or Dontrelle Willis, and give up on Cliff Floyd. There was also talk of pursuing Alfonso Soriano in the off-season. The off-season. We've yet to hit the All-Star break and already dudes are looking to 2007. Trade talk is fun, people always enjoy tinkering with their collections no matter how well they're working, but thinking about next year--when you've got a double digit lead--doesn't make any sense to me.
Taking three of four from the Marlins this weekend, now that would be back on track.