3 Mets statistics that prove the offense isn't good enough

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If you endured watching all three New York Mets games from last weekend's series against the Toronto Blue Jays, you deserve a drink or maybe two after the Mets' offense fell flat on their faces in one of their worst performances in a series this season. While we would like to believe that last weekend was just an anomaly, there are 3 Mets statistics that prove otherwise when it comes to how poor the offense has been all season.

It's hard to say that we as Mets fans didn't see this coming, as this offense remained largely unchanged this past offseason after they struggled mightily in September and October last season. Those same struggles have carried over through the first 2 months of the season, and while the offense has gotten some solid contributions from the rookies such as Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez, it's unfair to think these two will continue to produce at the pace they have been.

The Mets have offensive woes that can be explained easily by three statistics they rank toward the bottom of the league in

When you look at the team's offensive stats as a whole they rank towards the bottom of the league in almost offensive category. One offensive statistic that proves that last weekend wasn't a fluke is their collective .713 OPS which ranks 22nd in the league. For those who aren't familiar with OPS, it's on-base percentage + slugging percentage which speaks loudly to how badly this team has struggled at the plate.

Speaking of slugging percentage, collectively the Mets as a team, are also at the bottom of the league with a .394 slugging percentage, and that number was much worse prior to the weekend series against Toronto where they had a small home run outbreak on Sunday. There is virtually no power in this lineup outside of Pete Alonso and now Francisco Alvarez which is an area the Mets should have improved on this past offseason.

Lastly, this team as well all know is dreadful when it comes to hitting with runners in scoring position, which was an area for the majority of last season they thrived upon. I'm not sure what has changed with their approach at the plate from last season to this season, but their batting average this season is .241 which is ranked 20th in the league as well currently.

Unless the veterans on this team break out of their collective funk soon, the Mets are going to continue to struggle offensively as many key contributors such as Francisco Lindor, Starling Marte, and even recently Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil have been very hot, and cold at the plate throughout the season. There is only so much Manager Buck Showalter can do until these players begin to produce like the back of their baseball cards say they should.