Why The Mets Missed The 2019 Postseason
The 2019 New York Mets Should’ve made the playoffs but of course they played like the Mets and didn't.
It was another wasted year for Jacob DeGrom who won his second Cy Young in back to back seasons and rookie Pete Alonso had an amazing year hitting .260/.358/.583 breaking Yankees Aaron Judge rookie home run record bashing out 53 home runs. So why didn't they make the playoffs?
Yes, the Mets had an up season from 2018 where they went 77-85 .475wp% as they went 86-76 .531wp% ten games over .500wp%. The Mets were battling for the NL WC ever since they won 15 straight out of 16 games at the end of July and at one point even had a wild card berth but they just came up short.
The Mets had a shaky start of 2019 but figured things out being one of the better performing teams at the end of the season but having an up and down September (mainly down) that sealed the Mets fate as the closing pitching was highly unstable. Another thing that played a huge part, Mickey Callaway who seemed like he had no idea what he was doing and now he is one of the most hated people in the big apple but he did give the Mets a winning season but, that's really the only thing he did as he was let go and Carlos Beltran gets to play manager now at Citi Field.
Personally I think the Mets can make the playoffs in 2020 they just have to have stable pitching and stay off the IL.