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Mets Prove Again They’re Awful

Want a perfect encapsulation of what the 2018 Mets are?  Look no further than what happened in yesterday’s game.

Nathan Eovaldi was working on a perfect game entering the seventh inning.  Brandon Nimmo stepped up to the plate, and he broke it up with a single.  This was followed by Wilmer Flores striking out on three pitches, and Asdrubal Cabrera grounding into an inning ending double play.

At that point, the Mets were already down 7-0 because Chris Flexen pitched poorly, and his pitching was exacerbated by the defense behind him, which was just as poor if not worse.  After three innings, he was relieved by Chris Beck, who was once again terrible.

The final score was 9-0 with Paul Sewald, who replaced Jerry Blevins, who had been placed on the bereavement list, didn’t quite have it again.

Overall, this is just a bad baseball team, and they’re not even losing with a purpose as the team is starting Jose Reyes over Amed Rosario, and Dominic Smith plays once in a blue moon.  To make matters worse, he is playing well out of position in left field.

Simply put, this is bad and unwatchable baseball.

Game Notes: Nimmo was not named an All Star despite leading all NL outfielders with a 148 wRC+.  This leaves Jacob deGrom as the lone Mets representative.

12 thoughts on “Mets Prove Again They’re Awful”

  1. Gothamist says:

    Too many needs for next year…
    Almost a complete Bullpen, fifth and spot starter
    Young arms getting the tail end of their seasoning in AAA
    A speedy instigator to bat #2
    Two power bats who hit at .270 plus one protecting the other
    A catcher who projects to hit 50 RBIs
    A fourth outfielder with range and a semi rifle

    I feel sorry for you
    you have to watch each of the next 70 plus games…

    ouch!!!

    1. Blu2MileHigh says:

      That is half a roster…
      Do you know that can take more than five years of drafting and signing intl and MLB free agents?
      We need first pick in the draft.
      For attendance we need exciting youngsters like Nimmo.

      1. metsdaddy says:

        Mets are fine talent wise. It’s ownership wise that’s the issue

    2. metsdaddy says:

      The needs aren’t that many. Better yet, what the Mets need will be available this offseason.

      Of course; this would require ownership to step up, so . . .

  2. Gothamist says:

    I was on track to go to the park twenty plus times this season but stopped going in early May the last, the day game with Toronto.

    I see little team play.
    I see little overmatching on matchups us over them.
    See a dearth of young athletes.
    I see too many gaps and holes to be exploited.
    I see age and average tools and nothing exciting about raw athletic talent…

    Free agency – what big spending team succeeds on that strategy?

    I guess we see it completely differently?

    I CAN NOT EVEN WATCH THEM ON TV OR LISTEN IN THE CAR MUCH..

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, pretty much all the big market teams succeed in using free agency to build around their homegrown talent.

      1. Blu2MileHigh says:

        What home grown talent?
        All of these teams spend big on intl. FAs.

        or they outbid.
        or they discover what we never saw.

        Torres was dealt for Chapman when Torres was 19.
        Chris Sale was had for a handful including an expensive Cuban.
        Wade Davis was had by the Cubs for a unproven Cuban they owed $2 m plus for years to come.

        The key is not only the draft but sharp spending in the Caribbean, Venezuela….. etc

        Anduhar, Sanchez etc…

        What about the Dominicans on the Yankees roster who were not drafted?
        or the prospects and cash they had to get Stanton?

        The prospects they dealt for Robertson and Kahale ….

        It is not Free Agency outside of the Intl stuff but astute intelligence to take on either occasional high stratosphere market movable FA contracts like Andrew Miller and trade for 3-4 great prospects or to take a later stage contract with an established star (Stanton)….

        It is about spending on brains from the Bronx to Tokyo.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          deGrom, Matz, Conforto, Nimmo, Rosario, Plawecki, Lugo, Gsellman, Lagares as well as former prospects obtained in trades like Wheeler and Syndergaard.

  3. Gothamist says:

    The Cubs got Russell and Rizzo by trade but have five top ten picks, some top five.
    Contreras is another Intl Free Agent. I bet that besides Lester all pitching was by dkill even the less vostly Free Agent pitchers

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Cubs added a lot in free agency including nearly an entire pitching staff.

  4. OldBackstop says:

    I don’t think you have to look beyond this to count for 8 losses:

    1. Thor and Cespedes. That pulls weah guys into the back of our rotation and leaves out the main RBI producer.

    another 3 losses are this:

    2. Vargas and Swarzak, our main pitching winter add ons, wiped out.

    another 3 losses are FA additions Frazier and Bruce getting suddenly old and losing their power.

    That’s 14. Then you have losing both our catchers (although Mesoraco is an upgrade now) Harbey imploding (while here), Lagares….

    That’s a few more. WSo without that we are right in the middle of the WC, at a minimum.

    A question for the Mets right now is….are these key injuries the past few years a mistake that our management is making that other franchises aren’t? Look at all the TJs….or look at some of the guys who are late 20s now but haven’t been able to answer the bell…Lagares, D’Arnaud…

    Is this random chance, or poor training, or some big whiff in evaluation?

    But MD is right, we cheap out with FAs, second level guys like Bruce, Frazier, Vargas….guys that some teams would sign and 40% count on, and we 100% count on…

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I think it’s a big whiff with the training staff, especially when Frazier, who has never been on the DL, goes on the DL twice in the same season

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