9) The 11-1 start meant nothing
Remember when the Mets began the year at 11-1? It means nothing now.
Sure, we all know they wouldn’t keep up that pace. But did we know they would fall this flat on their faces?
In sports, it’s important to get off to a strong start. It lets the front office know you can compete. As a result, they will often make moves at the trade deadline to improve the team.
Even if the Mets go on an amazing run in the second half, it will be too late. They are about to sell and any chance of climbing over the rest of the National League is a fantasy.
10) Dominic Smith
Everything that could go wrong for Dominic Smith this year has. He didn’t hit very well in AAA but still managed to get recalled to the big leagues. Since, his bat has gone almost completely silent.
As for Smith, he better get comfortable on the bench and bouncing between MLB and the International League.
11) Amed Rosario is still trying to figure everything out
We’ve seen some positive flashes from Amed Rosario. Overall, he hasn’t quite figured out all out.
Once regarded as a top-five prospect in all of baseball, Rosario is getting passed by others. Over in the Bronx, Gleyber Torres has already made an All-Star Game. Rosario has trouble batting higher than eighth in the beleaguered Mets lineup.
I will give Rosario a pass this year. This season is still a study session. By next year though, if he’s not an established starter, you better believe I’ll put on my fattest criticism hat and show no mercy.