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40-40 Hindsight

Almost halfway through the season, and the Mets are right back where they started.  For a franchise that didn't get to the .500 mark, for even a day, until 36 games into their eighth season, that's not too bad.

But everything else?

I see the vague traces of the Back-signal in the night sky, and hear the chorus of Nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana BACKMANNNNN! in the background.  It's the one thing they could do today, tonight or next week that would fit the budget of the Miser Freeze who's running this team.  It's also worth remembering that the Mets abandoned Willie Randolph on a SoCal trip seven years ago; he's probably still stuck on the Teacup Ride at Disneyland, wondering whatever happened to Lastings Milledge.

In my last very occasional post about this team, I made fun of David Wright's disease- and a former Met promptly got murdered. So I choose my words carefully from this point forward.

West Coast trips for this team have historically been one of two things and usually the second: redeeming, or Very Very Very Bad-dening. This is the one that will define 2015 and possibly years to come.  If the same 25 men on the roster and the guy in the manager's office are the same ones that return next weekend, I see that as a sign of the latter- and soon, quite possibly, of last.