Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Don't Look Now

Wednesday September 9, 2009

Don't look now, but the Padres could very well finish the 2009 season with a better record than the Mets.

As it stands tonight the surging Padres have a 63-78 record (.447) and the slumping Mets have a 62-77 record (.446).

While the Padres went 15-14 in August and have won 6 of their last 8 games, the Mets went 12-17 in August (1-3 against the Padres) and have lost 5 of their last 8 games.

Ouch. Do you think Omar Minaya should keep his job if that happens? After all the Mets were widely picked to win the NL East over the World Champion Phillies before the season started.

Yes, the Mets have been struck by a Padre-like run of injuries this season, but with a payroll north of $130 million, is there any excuse for having a worse record than the Padres and their $36.7 million payroll?

1 comment:

  1. ThePadFather9/10/2009 12:55 PM

    Like you talked about before, the Pads could win themselves right out of a top 10 pick. Looks like they might catch the Reds and the Brewers too if they keep playing like they have been the last month or so.

    Go Pads!