By: Michael Ganci

Losing the Will to Watch


This team is like a drug…no matter how much you want to stop, it’s an addiction. Recent play doesn’t seem to indicate that good times are coming, and the Mets are extremely lucky to be as close to contention as they are despite their months of subpar play.

Sure, the returns of Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera are on the horizon, but what makes you think the Mets will be much different? Even with them, the Mets were uneven at best, although we haven’t yet had the true sample size of Cespedes and Bruce in the middle of the order to see how it affects the rest of the lineup.

I find myself looking for alternative plans when the Mets are on recently. Of course I can’t turn them off completely, and if the game’s close, I flip it on, but I find myself rooting for time to pass so football season can be here once again. Call me a pessimist, but it’s just not fun to watch. After last year’s run, my father and I opted to get the 20 pack, and we’ve already been to 18 games (several more to go). I am 8-10, and several of the games have been rough to watch.

I hope last year wasn’t a flash in the pan, but I also wonder who can be this year’s Yoenis Cespedes and carry this team to the playoffs. Unfortunately, I think the answer is nobody. When all is said and done, I think the Mets miss the playoffs, Terry Collins gets a reprieve and we’re left scratching our heads heading into a make-or-break offseason.

Only time will tell.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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