I think the Nats are a little better than you do, but I do agree that the if the Mets had two big bats they could play with anyone. Its just that two big bats dont grow on trees and that IF is a huge one. The Nats are not playing well right now so its easy to think that the last two weeks is their reality. I dont believe it is. This may be as bad as the Nats get. Hopefully I am wrong and the Mets can hang.
One thing is for sure - We will be having this conversation about the Mets through the whole summer if they dont improve with the bats. They will look great for a spell then look like a bad team for a time. We have already seen this happen this season a couple of times.
This is no revelation but we all know the best teams are balanced. The pitching on this team is good enough to carry them to a point, but at some point the offense needs to pick up the pitching also. That is not going to happen enough with this team.
You cant count on winning every game 3-2 eventually the dam breaks. You have to have the team that can win the 1-0 game and the 11-10 game on occasion.
There have been times this that the Mets have lost 2-1 and the pitching was blamed (the bullpen mores specifically). My opinion is yes the pen blew a lead, but if you only score one run then there is nothing to complain about.