Every sports prognosticator had picked the Mets to win the NL East, the National League Pennant and many even had the Mets winning it all.
But on the last day of the season, the one thing that plagued the Mets all season, their bullpen, once again proved their demise.
With 27 blown saves this season, the Mets bullpen was tied for worst in the major leagues.
Sure, guys like David Wright and Jose Reyes had great seasons. Carlos Delgado was on fire since the All-Star break and Johan Santana, a pre-season acquisition who was the "missing cog" that was supposed to insure a pennant, did do his part.
But, once again, and just like last season, the bullpen killed the dream.
Omar Minaya, the Mets general manager, did nothing at the trading deadline, and the Mets fate was just about sealed.
So, there will be no baseball in New York this October.
I'm quite certain there won't be many replies to this blog expressing sympathy for me or Mets or Yankees fans. But I just had to vent!
And with all due respect to the long suffering Cubs fans, you had a great season. I wish you well. But I'm picking the Angels to win it all.
I welcome your thoughts sports fans......
Oh, did I forget to mention that it's now really officially hockey season? New York Rangers in seven!!!
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