On the checklist of greatest disappointments in Main League Baseball this season the New York Mets must be on the high of the checklist.
Regardless of their disappointing begin and seven-game dropping streak getting into Saturday, proprietor Steve Cohen mentioned he’s not able to make main modifications as a result of that’s not the correct response to the scenario.
Right here is a part of what Cohen had to say on Saturday via the New York Post:
“When issues get actually dangerous, I’m not going to explode,” Cohen mentioned. “I don’t assume that’s the correct response. I don’t assume it solves something, apart from it provides individuals a one-day story. However it doesn’t actually clear up something. There’s loads of blame to go round from a efficiency viewpoint. So blowing up, I’m undecided it solves something. It might show, ‘Oh, he actually cares. He’s one among us.’ However the actuality is it’s not going to resolve our issues. And I feel in some methods it may be demotivating.”
That got here simply sooner or later after the Mets misplaced an unsightly 14-7 sport to the Pittsburgh Pirates to increase their dropping streak to seven video games. That loss dropped the Mets to a surprising 30-34, placing them in fourth place within the Nationwide League East and already 9.5 video games out of first place.
The Mets gained 101 video games a 12 months in the past and made the Nationwide League playoffs. They entered the 2023 season as a World Collection contender on paper, particularly after placing collectively a roster that boasted a league-high $364M.
For that worth, the playoffs ought to be automated and something kind of a postseason collection win must be disappointing.
Greater than two months into the season the Mets are going to must combat simply to make the playoffs.
There have been loads of points that transcend supervisor Buck Showalter and his workers.
Famous person nearer Edwin Diaz was misplaced for the season throughout a fluke harm suffered throughout the World Baseball Basic, whereas big-money starters Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander have confirmed their age and never but been as dominant as hoped.
Extra lately, energy hitting first basemen Pete Alonso was sidelined for a number of weeks after getting hit on the wrist by a pitch in Atlanta.
Saturday did convey some higher information for the Mets as they have been in a position to get a 5-1 win over the Pirates to snap their seven-game dropping streak. They have been in a position to do this regardless of making three errors within the sport.