Heading into last night, it looked as if the Mets were starting to find a groove. They won three of their last four games, and it was the verge of being four for their last five.
That is until the bullpen imploded and the Dodgers came away with a 9-8 victory -- a tough loss for the Mets.
But that has kind of been the theme for the Mets this season. They get hot for a little while, but cool off before they can really get something special going. It is why they have hovered around .500 all season.
Though there is still tons of games left to play (107 to be exact), teams around the league are beginning to feel out their opponents to see if they'd be buyers or sellers near the trade deadline. So what does the baseball world think of the Mets? SNY's Andy Martino has been hearing some things.
"Teams are looking at the Mets right now and saying this doesn't feel like a team where it's their year, where they're going to be great," he said on the "Shea Anything Podcast" with Doug Williams. "And wouldn't it be nice if certain players, like [Zack] Wheeler, become available at the trade deadline because that would be in demand. Other teams right now are thinking that's probably, in a baseball sense, where the Mets are more likely than not headed, although you never know."
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But what about GM Brodie Van Wagenen's mission statement at the start of his first season: "We will win now. We will win in the future?" Well, those teams thinking the Mets might be sellers are being cautious, knowing that the Mets still have October hopes.
"They are also doubting that the Mets would actually pull the trigger on becoming sellers because of the way that the new GM came in, and talked up the season and talked about 'Win now,' and sold that not only to the owners who decided to hire him, but to the fan base," Martino explained. "It would be tough, it would be a real reversal."
The Mets are currently a game under .500 at 27-28 after last night's loss. But as Martino said, anything can happen in this game, and the Mets could find that hot streak that is sustainable to boost their position in the standings.