At the start of the year, the Mets and Phillies were supposed to battle to the end for the NL East crown, but that has not happened. Just take a look at the back pages of the Philly Daily News (left) and the New York Daily News (right) and the story will be told.
The Phillies are talking about if they want to give up Kyle Drabek in a deal for Toronto ace Roy Halladay, while the Mets have a fine mess built around attacks on beat writer and a executive who wanted to fight a group of minors leagues.
The two front pages could not better tell the story of the two teams different stories. The Phillies are trying for back to back World Series titles, while the Mets are just trying to get people to take them seriously.