The 2007 New York Mets suffered a magnificent collapse. It was one of the greatest in baseball history, even loftier, in many minds, than that of the 1969 Chicago Cubs, who squandered a 9.5-game lead to . . . the New York Mets. While those Amazin Mets won the 69 Series, last years star-crossed squad was lucky it wasnt run out of Gotham on a rail. With a lineup that includes Carlos Beltrán, David Wright, Jose Reyes, and newly acquired All-Universe pitcher Johan Santana, the odds are against a relapse. In fact, on paper, New York is the best team in the National League, and its even money that should they make it that far, our Arizona Diamondbacks will have to go through the Mets to get back to the promised land.
Fri., May 2, 6:40 p.m.; Sat., May 3, 12:45 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 1:10 p.m., 2008