Lack of Offense
Just as the Mets go on unbelievable tears they have torturous stretches of absolutely no offensive production. Far too often, we find pitcher Jacob deGrom in the midst of another dominate performance, allowing no runs and striking out nine over seven innings pitched, and the offense could not tally a single run until the 6th inning! Not only would run insurance boost morale and make a team win plausible, but it would also help strengthen deGrom’s case for a second Cy Young Award.
Lack of offense has been an issue before, and this season was no exception. The Mets record hovered around .500 or worse for the majority of the season with offensive consistency from only team average leader Jeff McNeil. In addition, before the bats of J.D. Davis, Wilson Ramos, and Amed Rosario came to life, offensive production as a whole was very limited.
Unfortunately, on this team, when one big bat goes cold, it takes the rest of the team down with it causing these offensive droughts as well as aggravation on the fans’ part.
Yes, the Mets have their struggles as a team, but there are numerous reasons to be optimistic about the future. In Callaway’s first year with the team, he helped them get out to the best start in team history, 11-1.
They have star pitcher Jacob deGrom locked up for the foreseeable future and a ray of hope in the bullpen that is Seth Lugo. They also have a promising young talent in Pete Alonso, a consistent hitter in Jeff McNeil, and a core of talented young players as well as veteran leadership.
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Despite all of the reasons Mets fans have to question their fandom, I have no doubt that they will continue to stick with this team through thick and thin because well, ya gotta believe.