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Will Mets make or miss playos?

The Mets' Juan Lagares has a partially torn ligament in his left thumb, which leaves the club with no bona de center elder as
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NEWYORKTheNewYorkMetsawokeFridaymorningtoa6gamedeficit

intheNationalLeagueEast,threeteamsaheadoftheminthewildcard

AndrewCashnerandColinRea.

Withonly61gamesremainingintheseason,itisvalidtowonderiftheMets

standingsandreportsthattheMiamiMarlinsareonthevergeofacquiring

willmisstheplayoffsoneyearafterwinningthepennant.
ThegoodnewsfortheMetsisthattheyshouldbealiveuntillateintheseason,
iffornootherreasonsthanthecongestioninthewildcardstandingsandasoft
lateSeptemberschedule.

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WillNewYorkMetsmakeormissplayoffs?MetsBlogESPN

AfterathreegameseriesagainsttheWashingtonNationalsfromSept.24,the
Metsclosetheseasonwith19oftheirfinal25gamesagainsttheCincinnati
Reds,AtlantaBraves,MinnesotaTwinsandPhiladelphiaPhillies.Thoseteams
currentlyareacombined88gamesunder.500.
Noteamisrunningawaywiththewildcardrace,either.TheDodgers(5745),
Marlins(5547),Cardinals(5547),Mets(5348)andPirates(5248)allare
withinfourgamesofeachotherwhilevyingfortwospots.
Still,thereareconsiderabletroublingsignsfortheMets.JuanLagaresisthe
latestcasualtyandislikelyheadedforsurgerytorepairapartiallytornligament
inhisleftthumb,whichleavestheclubwithnobonafidecenterfielder
assumingYoenisCespedesisrestrictedtoleftfield.Cespedesisagaindealing
withabalkyrightquadricepsanyway,andinfielderJoseReyesisnotprojected
toreturnassoonashopedfromastrainedmuscleonhisleftside.
Meanwhile,unlesstheMetsimprovetheirperformancewithrunnersinscoring
position,theyaredoomed.TheMetsarehittinganMLBworst.204with
runnersinscoringposition.That's16pointsbehindtheNo.29Yankees.No
teamsincethe1969Padres(.201)hasfinishedaseasonwithaloweraverage
withrunnersinscoringposition.SanDiegowent52110thatyear.
TheMetsareadamanttheyhavenointentionofpartingwithtopprospects,
includingAmedRosarioandDominicSmith.Soitdoesnotsoundlikeacavalry
iscomingviatradetorevivetheoffense,aswasthecaseayearagowhen
CespedeswasacquiredfromtheDetroitTigersforMichaelFulmer.TheMetsin
2015becamethefirstteaminmajorleaguehistorytoreachtheWorldSeries
afterrankinglastinrunsscoredinMLBonJuly31.
Yes,theMilwaukeeBrewersreengagedtheMetsonThursday,regardinga
tradeforJonathanLucroy.AndtheMetsdidnotdismissthattradeproposal
outofhand.ButtheMetsareunsurewhethertheBrewershavelegitimate
interestintheMetsoraremerelytryingtogetotherteamstouptheirbids.
Soholdyourbreath.TherearenoguaranteestheMetsreturntomeaningful
Octoberbaseballforasecondstraightyear.Theyshouldbebattlingtotheend,
regardless.

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