The Mets are 65-60 dating back to June, 2013

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

The Mets are 15-11 and moved four games above .500 for the first time since July 14, 2012.

They have 15 wins in April for the first time since 2007.

It’s worth noting the Mets started 0-3 to start 2014.

rjtp14k-nymThe day after being swept by the Nationals to start the season, I wrote this on MetsBlog:

“This is not good. … I know it’s early, but look at the schedule. There is a distinct possibility at this point, even if playing as well as they can, the Mets could begin May with a 10-17 record. … I know this ground can certainly be made up in the remaining 135 games. I hope it happens. However, I also know this city, I know how we behave, I know too well how local media can pounce on a narrative and beat a  team to death before it ever gets a chance to find new life. This Mets team better have tough inner strength, a lot of focus and more skill than they’ve shown, because I have a feeling they’re going to need it.”

It’s been a long five years, so my skepticism is justified. However, the Mets are 65-60 dating back to June, 2013, most of which has been without Matt Harvey. I need to get over it and embrace Sandy Alderson’s desire to strive for more.

I started this season hoping to see 2014 end with a .500 finish, a playoff race in September and Noah Syndergaard and Rafeal Montero on the roster.

This all still seems possible… and maybe even a bit more. Fingers crossed…




99 comments
Joe Hernandez
Joe Hernandez

The Mets are 0-17 since 1987 for the one stat that really matters.

Dave Silvers
Dave Silvers

Well, when you're lousy, you'll extrapolate anything for SOMETHING positive. We've had so much negativity from our teams for so many years that ANY iota of positiveness feels good.

Artie Sterling
Artie Sterling

You can get the cap as part of a Topps Archieve Collection for the '86 Mets Go to onlinestore@topps.com

Asia Christian
Asia Christian

Gotta have the teamwork, to make the dream work! Let's go! Let's Go Mets!

James Corsair Jr.
James Corsair Jr.

that was the slogan in 86 but you can't extrapolate wins and losses like that

William Kinsley
William Kinsley

its all about pitching....good starters and reasonable bullpen = playoffs

rainbowcat
rainbowcat

I really like the way the Mets are going and hope they can continue with the winning ways. Btw I really like the Make The Dream Work hat 

eric88
eric88

I am not impressed. Am I supposed to be. Where mediocre. Big deal.

With the PLAYER payroll down to 78.55 million dollars why was Abreu not signed [8 Million this year}. We know we needed power, we know Sandy does not want to trade prospects, we know we need youth offensively, we know we need a Quality 1st basemen. He solved ALL 4 criteria. At 86.5 million, how much better would we be. This is the kind of shortsightedness that pisses us off.

Brian Vaz
Brian Vaz

is 65-60 really acceptable?  yeah, above .500 would be nice but is 84 wins in a season really cutting it?

The Mets probably have the same record right now with Matt Harvey.  SP has been outstanding.  I just don't see any offensive help coming in the near future from the minors.  If Sandy sits on all these arms while they are "prospects," he is making a huge mistake.

as much as I want to see Syndergaard this year, I don't know who should come out.  and in 2015, you are looking at harbey back and syndergaard and montero in the rotation, where does everyone fit?

sometimes you need to stockpile pitchers to trade for a bat instead of having depth to play against injury because unless the Mets can score, they won't win 80 games this year.  one month doesn't make a season.

metjetnet
metjetnet

Welcome to the fold, brother. As the man said, "Ya gotta believe!" That's what being a fan is all about... My team, right or wrong! 

Ever since the ESPN nationalization of sport, all sports, we've lost a giant amount of local "MY TEAM" fan-ness for the largest of Front Runner Trolleys -- most caps you see walking around are for whichever team is the beast of that league -- at that moment. Trust me, if the Wizards win the NBA title, the sidewalks will be awash in  a sea of DC caps! More than the amount of Nets caps you see now. Or Knick caps as well.

So, yes, hope! And love our Mets. They're ours. I remember a time when we didn't HAVE a NL team. Then we had our own. They sucked, but they were ours!

I just don't get the internet-fueled temper tantrum team that holds sway today... They seem such an unhappy lot. They really need another hobby besides baseball. 

Or at least become Yankee or Dodger fans...

You've made the right call, here, Cerrone. Sit back & enjoy the game. It's sheer perfection, even if Duda isn't most days. Then, you'll get a sense of just how close this team & this system is to paying us back for all our angst & heartbreak.


Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

The Mets need to win either this year or the next because Jesus Christ is about to come- and after He does, I'm not so sure that baseball will be a far gone conclusion by that point. This world as we know it might last another 7 to 10 years- but the church of Jesus Christ (Gods People) will be gone a lot sooner than that. They won't be here--- only those that are left behind.

It's time to come to Jesus!

The end was near, when He died just over 2000 years ago "maybe 3000"--

But He has been supremely patient to give every single person (sinner) a chance to hear the gospel of Christ cause He doesn't want no one to get left behind to pay for their own sins.

I pray that the New York mets can all be saved by Jesus Christ and the entire organization.

Not everybody will be saved-

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

What do you mean you want to see them finish at .500?

Howbout seeing them finish above that?

They are .577 today. They have shown early that they're going to come to the park to play baseball for 9 innings and more-

By the way, what a pick up in "Chris Young" by Sandy huh-

This lineup still hasn't fully exploded yet.

D'Arnaud is rising to his ceiling but very very slowly-- I have seen those great qualities he has in his defense shine,

And I've seen how, the mets have a catcher that can steal bases, and I've seen that when he makes contact with the ball, he is like a little Piazza jr, and I believe, when he gets comfortable up here with these Major League pitchers- he's going to tear a lot of balls up.

What they really need right now, is a phenom that could lead off and bat 300 all year.

Maybe Keven Young jr will rise to a new ceiling this year.

I always wanted Den Dekker to find his contact because it be so cool for him to be the lead off hitter while playing center.

Lagares is going to be a great hitter.

These mets are headed to a bright future now.

Too bad it's at a time when the world is about to end. Hopefully this world will last atleast another 10 years but id be super shocked if it did- according to the prophetic time of the Holy Living Bible--

Well-- peace-

"May Christ reign forever"

Rich Colacino
Rich Colacino

Whoever came up with 65-61 stat is an idiot.....pretty sure the commissioner didn't change the rules for a playoff birth. Plus, when you are 10-15 games under .500 all season you play without pressure and expectation........as for the 15-11 start, its nice BUT.....this offense sucks and there will be a stretch where we lose 15 of 18 in the summer because of it. This staff is good but not the caliber that we hope to have in 1-2-3yrs from now. This is still a 75 win team, sorry.

Max Denby
Max Denby

Matt Cerrone: CALM DOWN we are 4 games over five hundred.  The season just started.  We have no idea who this team really is yet. 

William Potts
William Potts

Lets hope Colorado falls flat on its face and feel like dealing TULO. . .

Chris Duffy
Chris Duffy

We got the teamwork to make the dream work. ...

Mike Albano
Mike Albano

I'm surprised I haven't seen a comment about how if Wally was the manager instead of TC they would be something like ten games better than that. So ridiculous.

stage52
stage52

When you have mediocre goals....... that's what you get.  Reach for the stars and do not listen to  those that have little faith.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

I like what our Metsies are doing right now. I don't know how long it will last; But, I hope they continue at the pace they are playing now. Its been fun to watch baseball for me. . .Lets Go Mets!

Randy Wilson
Randy Wilson

This team is loaded with pitching. Our Ace of the future (Harvey) is not even playing. Montero and Noah are considered are top prospects and they aren't even on the Major League roster. Currently Niese and Gee have been the 2 best pitchers and both are young home grown and getting better. Than you have Wheeler who is considered to have the most potential and learning the game. Than Meija who looks like he can be nasty with his control together. Only veteran is Colon and he has proven to be solid. This team is positioned well to make a deal at the deadline for a bat and we can make a trade happen rather easily without hurting our future.

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

I will believe it until I see it that this team turns around and reaches the playoffs or just finishes a season strong in general.  That being said, I have enjoyed watching the Mets so far this year.  There is some young talent and guys to root for and the rotation has been exciting to watch.  There have been games that the Mets ran away with and others that were close or come from behind wins.  When I turn on the game I feel like the team has a shot at winning the game and that is honestly all I am looking for after a dreadful 5 years. 

Jason Brandt
Jason Brandt

Mets players and fans did not expect to have a 15-11 record in April.  Fact.  Enjoy this and let's see where the season goes. Our SP and defense should keep us in games all season long.  If any of our SP get hurt, we have Syndegaard, Montero and Degrom in AAA waiting.  If our staff stays healthy these young guys can be pieces in our bullpen.  I like Dice K in an everyday role.  


It'll be up to question marks on our offense Grandy/Duda/Darnaud having solid seasons to support Wright and Murphy.


If these made up on the spot projections are accurate I imagine we'll be competing in September.

Grandy 230 25 75  

Duda 275 30 90

Darnaud 270 15 70


If we are competing in September I would LOVE Harvey as our closer.


LGM


matt520
matt520

I've been really pleased with the start we have gotten off to, couldn't have asked for much more in terms of W/L's. I don't want to rain all over the parade here but we all know that this offense can not take this team much further than where we are at. I'm beyond excited and incredibly optimistic about the pitching staff but the thing I am most excited about is to see who comes in, by way of trade, to really upgrade this offense. I still expect a big time acquisition for either first base or the outfield. I think everyone in our system is up for grabs, outside of Thor, and I am ok with that as long as we make the right move.

So lets keep this start going but not fool ourselves into thinking our heavy lifting is done. Wright needs real protection in the cleanup spot. That would shift Grandy down and put him in the spot he really should be and benefit the lineup as a whole.

metstones
metstones

Mathew Cerrone would not last one week in the real world of any other form of media. Cerrone is a mouthpiece of the Mets organization on their payroll spreading whatever Mets propagander he can. I think the vast majority of Mets fans would probably punch this fool in the mouth if they ran into him on the street.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@eric88 Fair to be upset with the lack of moves, but we need to see more then a month of Abreu to know we missed out on something.

David Jay
David Jay

84 wins surely "cuts it" when most of the world predicted 73-75.

ericccb
ericccb

@Jason Brandt  Sounds insane but that really may not be a bad idea if our pitching is still dominant and Harvey is 100%

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

@matt520  I agree about the offense but that is also with Wright and Granderson slumping, Tejada hitting around .200, D'Arnaud getting off to a slow start, and the circus at first base.  Wright and Granderson will get hot, D'Arnaud is turning things around, Tejada has shown life at times and while I don't see him hitting .280 I think he could be around .250 and Duda seems to be growing now that he has the starting position.  In other words, unless there are some key injuries, I don't see the offense getting any worse over the course of the season.  Yeah these guys might not turn things around like we hope, but it is doubtful they perform worse then right now.  As long as the rotation stays strong throughout the season then the offense should be good enough to win the team a decent amount of games.

Balonius
Balonius

@metstones  You sound like an idiot. Why do you bother reading the "blog" if you detest the main writer of it? There are plenty other writers and blogs out in the world, I'm sure at least one of them share your hatred of others opinions and promote violence, go find one and follow him.


BTW, I'm a fan of the team for 45 years, read this blog regularly and have not the slightest reason to punch the writer in his face.

nwmets
nwmets

@metstones  No -- the majority of Mets fans would hug him and try to kiss up to him if they ran into him on the street. Then, they would turn around and eviscerate him in the blog comments.

pessi_mets
pessi_mets

@metstones  I've met Matt in Mcfaddens Citi Field, and he was surrounded by Mets fans, yet he left unscathed. Go read something else if you're that passionate about this. 

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@metstones Yikes.  There are flaws with the site but this is a blog focused on a tiny sect within the entertainment industry.  If you're this passionate about it go take up a real cause.

metstones
metstones

@Balonius @metstones  In no way, shape or form do I promote violence. I detest it. I was mearly commenting on what I read on this site and how many bloggers around here can't stand the guy. I've met him in person a few years back, I shook his hand and said, your articles on the site are God awful. He stood there dumbfounded and said nothing. I  read the blog everyday and the only writer who imo has no idea what is going on with the Mets is Cerrone. His objective is to promote the Mets and in no way offers an objective opinion on the state of the Mets. The other writers are actually pretty good, and I enjoy reading the comments.

metstones
metstones

Yes that sounds like the many fake people who would speak to him in public.

metstones
metstones

What are you guys his family? I did say fans would probably want to punch him in his mouth, not actually do it with his face so messed up already.

metstones
metstones

I can multi-task. I have many causes, the Mets, the Stones to name a few. Clearly I was commenting on how Cerrone is so out of touch with the reality of the Mets yet so close to the Mets.

pessi_mets
pessi_mets

@BringBackDaveTelghe @pessi_mets @ericccb @Jason Brandt  again, then he wouldn't be 100%