The New York Mets have spent over $340 million in payroll. Their return on investment is at the top of the major leagues, beyond leading the planet.
However, the Mets have continued to struggle this month. As a result, the Mets’ chances of making the postseason are quite slim카지노사이트
Through the 26th, the Mets are 35-42 on the season with a .455 winning percentage. They are currently in fourth place in the division, 15 games behind the Atlanta Braves.
They are also eight games behind the third-place Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League Wild Card. While we’re still in the first half of the season, the Mets’ chances of making the postseason are pretty slim.
In particular, the Mets are -18 in run differential. This proves that the Mets aren’t just lucky to be in fourth place in the division.
The Mets didn’t win any of their seven series this month. They dropped series to the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, and Philadelphia Phillies.
The only series they didn’t lose was the two-game Subway Series against the New York Yankees, which they split 1-1. This is the harsh reality of the New York Mets.
The Mets acquired Justin Verlander, 40, before the season. The expectation was that they would be a World Series contender.
However, the Mets’ path has been twisted since before opening day. Closer Edwin Diaz (29) was lost to injury. Plus, both sides of the plate have struggled.
The Mets are 16th in team runs scored, 18th in team OPS, and 25th in team ERA on the mound. A far cry from the pre-season expectations.
Aside from Diaz and Jose Quintana (34), who was expected to be part of the starting lineup, there are no major injuries. That means the entire roster is a total disaster.
Meanwhile, division leader Atlanta, which was expected to give the Mets a run for their money, is leading the National League despite losing the Max Fried-Kyle Wright “one-two punch”.
However, it is extremely unlikely that the Mets will declare themselves sellers in this trade market. Instead, owner Steve Cohen is more likely to loosen the purse strings this winter.
It will be interesting to see if the Mets can overcome their less than five-win season, when they looked like an immediate World Series contender under Cohen.