The Mets dropped to 4th place in the NL East last night after losing to the Reds despite being a usually competitive 20-17. They are 3 games ahead of the Sillies who are 19-19. Right now the NL East is the only division in baseball where every team is above .500.
Lets take a quick comparative look at the Mets record and those of the other five 4th place teams.
Blue Jays 20- 8
Obviously the two eastern divisions are dominating this year. The Mets current record would put them in 2nd place in every other division besides the NL and AL East. Like most people I am very excited about this team but the current competitive level of the NL East is going to make things very tough.