Thursday, July 28, 2005

Dear Washington...

And the fact that the kings of the one-run wins were swept in three one-runs games is delicious. Welcome to reality, Expos.

One other note: these "Soriano to the Mets" rumors scare me. Long-term, it will probably be a bad trade for the Mets since Alfonso will be a free agent at the end of the year, but in terms of this year, he could be the juice to get the Mets into the playoffs. I've thought for a couple weeks that the pennant race will end up being with the Mets and that trade would cement that fact. Between the Mets getting stronger and the Astros playing out of their minds, the Braves are going to have to hit better to make the playoffs again. Either that or Jeff Francoeur is going to have to continue his "Gregg Jefferies in 1988" run.

One reason to root for the Mets: the ideal conclusion to the season would be the Braves winning the division and the Mets winning the Wild Card because then the Braves would get the winner of the dreadful West and the Cards and Mets could bludgeon one another to death.

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