Sunday, April 12, 2009

Drat! Mets cursed.

Mets picked by Sports Illustrated to win the World Series.

Could any omen be worse?

Right now, they're one above .500, if anyone can make sense of reading those early season tea leaves.

Addendum: Elsewhere in S.I., one of my favorite baseball writers, Tim Marchman, has this scary analysis that gives substance to what, for me, have been inchoate thoughts about the team's direction under Wilpon ownership.

4.12 update: The Mets are down to .500 as Santana is tagged with a loss despite thirteen strikeouts because Murphy's error leads to two unearned runs, and the Marlins' Josh Johnson thwarts the offense.