September 20, 2013

Mets Renew Their Pursuit Of The Basement

After winning four of their last six games headed into the series finale with the San Francisco Giants, the Mets finally got back on track and squandered a gem of a performance from Jon Niese.  Seven innings pitchers, allowing only two runs wasn't enough as the Mets could muster little in the way of offense against Madison Bumgarner in route to a 2-1 loss.

While its difficult to straight out root against the team, the loss is good news in terms of this upcoming free agency period.  Remember, if the team does not finish with one of the worst ten records in baseball, their first round pick in next years amateur draft will go unprotected.  Such a situation was enough to see the front office steer clear of Michael Bourn last winter.  I'd hate to see a similar excuse come into play this winter too.

As it stands after last night, the Mets are in sole possession of the 8th worst record in baseball, but its certainly not a lock that they will remain there.  They stand a mere two games from climbing out of the all important bottom ten.  Here is a look at where they stand:

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