Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mets sinking on and off the field

Despite reports that Tony Bernazard challenged Binghamton players to a fight, latest indications are that Omar Minaya is unlikely to fire Bernazard. I guess the Mets are willing to let the vice president of player developement stand on his record.

AAA Buffalo Bisons - 35-58, last place.
AA Binghamton Mets - 37-59, last place.

Binghamton's Web site says that they offer "A Big League Show at a Small Town Price."

Meanwhile, the parent club in Queens now offers the opposite.

At least the MLB Mets can thank Washington for keeping last place out of reach. If the Mets were in the NL Central, they would be only two games out of the cellar.

But while even the Mets don't figure to blow the 16-game lead they hold over the hapless (except when they play the Mets) Nats, the two teams have had similar records since May 31:

Mets: 16-29
Nats: 14-30

Now the Mets go to Houston, another so-called "easy" stop. Only the Astros just swept the Cardinals and are only a game out of first place. And the news gets better for the Astros - the Mets are coming to town.

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