The New York Mets completed the first-half of 2019 with a 40-50 record. We take a look at the biggest losers from this 90-game stretch.
Beck, the kids from It, and me every day in high school have tried to make the word “loser” an acceptable one. In baseball, losing is never cool. In another losing season for the New York Mets, we know this fact all too well.
Losing is never fun. If a tie is “like kissing your sister” I imagine losing is something closer to a smooch from a smelly aunt. Our parents’ sisters have puckered up plenty during the first half of 2019. Limiting this list to just five was quite a challenge.
We’ve already covered the good from the first-half by naming some winners.
In part two of my examination of the first-half of 2019, I will take a look at the losers. In case you missed the more positive slice of life, be sure to check out who made the list of winners.
Brodie Van Wagenen’s Offseason
The biggest loser of all in the first half was the offseason Brodie Van Wagenen had. Just months after he said those three infamous words “Come get us,” everything the rookie general manager did during the winter crashed.
Notably, the trade with the Seattle Mariners which brought Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz looks like it may go down as one of the worst in team history. Not only have they greatly underperformed, but many of those they traded to Seattle have put together productive years. Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn both participated in the Future’s Game.
Even Jay Bruce, now with the Philadelphia Phillies, has gotten his vengeance against the Mets. In only a handful of games against them this year, he has as many home runs (4) as Cano has all year against all teams.
The only good move Van Wagenen made all winter may have been the J.D. Davis trade. Davis is a young slugger the Mets can do a few things with. This lone offseason win is hardly enough to keep his first offseason from making it onto my list of losers.