A lot is being said in the press (both mainstream and blogs) about the upcoming 12 games in which the Mets play the Phillies and Marlins. While these games are very important I don’t agree that they are “make it or break it” games. The important things to look for in this tough stretch of the schedule are not necessarily wins or losses. While it would be great if they could win 8 of the 12 games it’s hard to imagine that these games will determine the Mets fate. They may play a large roll in the teams fate but not determine it.
What I’m looking for is how the team competes. Are they the wimpy Mets who couldn’t score in April and early May? Or are they the tough Mets who beat 4 of the top 5 pitchers in the league a couple of weeks ago? These 12 games should give us an indication of what this team is about regardless of the won lost record.