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20/20 Hindsight: Mets Season Going Down The Drain

If you ever wanted the perfect encapsulation of what it means to be a Mets fan and the Wilpon Era has been, this was the series for you:

1. Amed Rosario takes first with two outs in the ninth after a wild pitch on strike three. He got picked off first.

2. That’s being a Mets fan. There’s a near miracle which gives you hope, and it’s followed with a massive blunder which leaves you completely befuddled.

3. Speaking of befuddled, how does Wilson Ramos swing at ball three against a reliever who can’t find the strike zone? That double play helped cost the game more than Rosario getting picked off.

4. It also didn’t help Luis Rojas stuck with Seth Lugo a little too long. To be fair there, with the current state of the Mets bullpen, what was he supposed to do?

5. It seems Rojas hasn’t found that balance of when to push a starter or go to the bullpen. It at least seems his decision comes back to bite the Mets no matter what.

6. Of course, that’s a larger sign of how bad the Mets rotation has been and just how bad the Mets bullpen is without Lugo.

7. Speaking of the state of the Mets pitching, Jeff McNeil apparently left the game to go to the bathroom.

8. At that point in the game, he had scored the Mets only run, and well, it seems the runs went with them.

9. Dominic Smith continues to be great this year. Not bad for a guy the team didn’t realize was one of the best players on the team.

10. Speaking of players the Mets thought were better than Smith, J.D. Davis has a .780 OPS and dropping, and he still can’t play third.

11. On the topic of ill conceived Brodie Van Wagenen trades, one poor appearance for Anthony Kay doesn’t suddenly make Kay bad (he isn’t), the Marcus Stroman trade good (it wasn’t), or Simeon Woods Richardson not a key part of the deal (he was).

12. Brandon Nimmo is a good hitter who can play a good corner outfield. He should not be the 2021 center fielder. In fact, he shouldn’t be that in 2020.

13. But Nimmo is stuck in center because Juan Lagares was DFA’d, Billy Hamilton was selected off waivers, and Jake Marisnick is injured again.

14. Again, Jacob deGrom showed he’s the best pitcher in baseball, and he’s nearing towards locking down his third straight Cy Young.

15. Even with deGrom having another historical great year, the Mets rotation is historically bad and are challenging the 1962 Mets for the worst starting rotation ERA in team history.

16. The Mets have legitimate candidates for Cy Young (deGrom), MVP (Michael Conforto), and Rookie of the Year (Andres Gimenez). Despite that, odds are they won’t finish above .500 or compete for a postseason spot.

17. When does Brodie Van Wagenen collect his Executive of the Year award?

18. Mets will be promoting the team being just three games back despite all that’s gone wrong on the final game of the season.

19. Steve Cohen is almost complete in his purchase of the Mets. This means the Wilpons will not win a World Series as majority owners of the team.

20. MLB finally did the right thing allowing the players to wear the first responder caps again. Everyone involved in making that happen, including Jeff Wilpon, should be commended.

Recaps

Mets Wear Caps, We All Win

Microcosm Of Mets 2020 Season

Jeff McNeil Exits To Observe Mets 2020 Season

3 thoughts on “20/20 Hindsight: Mets Season Going Down The Drain”

  1. oldbackstop says:

    7. Speaking of the state of the Mets pitching, Jeff McNeil apparently left the game to go to the bathroom.

    IS THAT WHAT A GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEM MEANS TO YOU?

    11. On the topic of ill conceived Brodie Van Wagenen trades, one poor appearance for Anthony Kay doesn’t suddenly make Kay bad (he isn’t),

    SINCE AUGUST 20 KAY HAS GIVEN UP AT LEAST A RUN IN EVERY APPEARANCE (FIVE) TOTALLING NINE RUNS IN 7 INNINGS IN 5 APPEARANCES.

    the Marcus Stroman trade good (it wasn’t),

    IF MARCUS SROMAN HADN’T GONE HOME (WHICH YOU APPLAUDED AS BRAVE) AND PRODUCED QUALITY STARTS AT HIS 2019 (AND CAREER) RATE OF 56% WE WOULD BE COMFORTABLY IN SECOND PLACE, AND WITH A RESTED BULLPEN TO HELP THE OTHER SPs. THAT WOULD MAKE IT A GREAT TRADE, HIM HELPING DEGROM CARRY US DEEP INTO THE PLAYOFFS.BUT HE WENT HOME. WHICH YOU THOUGHT WAS HEROIC.

    or Simeon Woods Richardson not a key part of the deal (he was).

    HE HAS SIX INNINGS IN A+ BALL.

    15. Even with deGrom having another historical great year, the Mets rotation is historically bad and are challenging the 1962 Mets for the worst starting rotation ERA in team history.

    SURE. WITHOUT STROMAN. WHO WENT HOME THE WEEK WHEN HE QUALIFIED FOR FREE AGENCY. OH, AND MATZ’ CAREER IMPLOSION…..WHO YOU WANTED TO GIVE A FIVE YEAR EXTENSION THIS WINTER.

    16. The Mets have legitimate candidates for Cy Young (deGrom), MVP (Michael Conforto), and Rookie of the Year (Andres Gimenez). Despite that, odds are they won’t finish above .500 or compete for a postseason spot.

    LAS VEGAS HAS ODDS ON NL ROY, AND GIMENEZ ISN’T ON THE LEADERBOARD. A BET THERE WOULD MAKE YOU RICH.. BTW, DAVID PETERSON IS NUMBER THREE, THAT IS A BETTER TALKING POINT…ALTHOUGH IT SORT OF RUINS YOUR ROTATION BASHING.

    17. When does Brodie Van Wagenen collect his Executive of the Year award?

    WELL, IN 18 MONTHS HE TOOK A TEAM WITH THE LOWEST BATTING AVERAGE IN BASEBALL TO A TEAM WITH THE HIGHEST BATTING AVERAGE AND OBP IN BASEBALL, SO MAYBE THEY HAVE AN OFFENSIVE GM OF THE YEAR?

    19. Steve Cohen is almost complete in his purchase of the Mets. This means the Wilpons will not win a World Series as majority owners of the team.

    THE OWNERS MEETING IS IN NOVEMBER. BUT NICE TRY.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      You must be in mourning the Wilpons are leaving.

  2. oldbackstop says:

    One thing you consistently ignore is the 20-somethings the Wilpons have developed or acquired and Brodie has brought into the best performances they have in them.

    Gimenez (who you wanted to trade)
    Dom Smith (who you wanted to trade)
    Alonso (who you wanted to trade)
    Guillorme
    JD Davis
    Diaz
    Peterson
    Thor

    In the last two years the age of the Mets roster has dropped by two years.

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