What Exactly Is Wrong With The New York Mets?
Updated: May 19
Mets baseball has been rather disappointing this season. A 20-21 sub .500% record has the team ranked third in the NL East.
It has honestly been an up and down beginning for New York. We have seen the team put up 5+ runs on multiple occasions along with them being shutout over five times already in this young season.
This is a team that has one of the highest payrolls in all of baseball, yet they are producing below average results.
Injuries have been a factor with the pitching staff, but overall it has produced a very small effect. The Mets’ issue is not defense, it is offense all the way.
Brandon Nimmo is the only player who has a batting average above .300 (.320) for players who are qualified with 3.1 PA’s per team game(s) played. Every other qualified hitter has a batting average below .280 this season.
The young talents of Francisco Alvarez and Brett Baty have had their bats cool off, posting splits of .250 / .333 / .583 and .125 / .250 / 125 over their last seven games.
So many people are saying to give the Mets time to get out of their down period, but how much time exactly?
Last season features a perfect example with the Chicago White Sox, a team that was expected to make the playoffs, but had a poor and slow start which the team would never be able to shake off.
If the Mets fail to make the playoffs then it will undoubtedly be one of the biggest disappointments in their franchise history. The organization has all the pieces needed, they are just not connecting right now.