When it rains, it pours. The 2018 New York Mets are drenched in disappointment this season.
The 2018 New York Mets have delivered plenty of disappointing moments. A once-promising season has turned into a complete mess.
Though there are a few nice takeaways, like the emergence of Brandon Nimmo, most games include some dud performances.
Many years from now, I reckon we look back at the 2017 and 2018 seasons as the Dark Ages. Thanks to these 20 reasons, the 2018 Mets have given many fans ulcers.
1) Their win-loss record
The Mets may not lose 100 games, but they should come pretty darn close. When things were bad, they looked like a .500 team at worst. For the rest of the season, they will battle with the Miami Marlins for last place in the National League East.
This team doesn’t have much fire in them and it often shows in the way they play. You’re only as good as your record says you are. In the case of the Mets, they are anything but good. They are really, really bad.
2) Mickey Callaway isn’t a very good manager
Many had high hopes for Mickey Callaway as the field general for the Mets. He did well as the Cleveland Indians pitching coach. Why wouldn’t he transition well into a managerial role in New York?
Not everything has been his fault. However, far fewer of the good decisions are a credit to him. The fact that his team batted out of order says something about how in over his head Callaway may be.
Callaway’s player-friendly approach to managing may not work with a team of mostly veterans. We’ve seen how little effort the team puts in for him. Blame should fall mostly on the players. Unfortunately, Callaway will and should become the scapegoat for their poor performance.
That’s just how baseball works.