IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME IN FLUSHING QUEENS AND IT'S NOT EVEN THE OFFSEASON OR ACTUAL CHRISTMAS BUT WE GOT A NEW DAD FOR CHRISTMAS AND IT'S MICKEY CALLAWAY AND I'M ALL ABOUT THIS MOVE I CANNOT OVERHYPE IT ENOUGH.
The Washington Nationals have clinched a playoff spot in 2017. That's fact. They have fulfilled their prophecy of winning the NL East, and are poised to take on the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the playoffs. We knew this was the eventuality in July, but it's cemented. The Nats are King of Hill in the East and the Mets are struggling to get to the finish line.
Let's make this perfectly clear from the get go: the Mets are dead in the water unless things turn around quickly. The million dollar question is how? How do they do that? Well, a few ways, and we'll get to those, but let's talk about the trade deadline.
Just over one week ago, the Mets were coming off of a 25-5 loss at the hands of their division rivals, the Washington Nationals. That was one week ago, when the Mets were last in the NL East, having won 3 of the last 13 games. This was a Mets team at rock bottom, just barely alive, both literally and figuratively.