MLB's biggest trainwreck is trying to crash the Mets' tank

The biggest trainwreck this season has fallen behind the Mets in the standings and it's not a good thing for New Yorkers.
Arizona Diamondbacks v New York Mets
Arizona Diamondbacks v New York Mets / Dustin Satloff/GettyImages

If there’s one team out there who’ve undeniably been a bigger trainwreck than the New York Mets this year, it’s the Los Angeles Angels. They bought at the trade deadline and when things went awry ended up placing practically everyone they could on waivers. They lost prospects for veterans they’d lose for nothing shortly after.

Angels owner Arte Moreno is one of the more well-known anti-Steve Cohen owners in baseball. Unfortunately, the ineptitude of his ball club is trying to crash the tank in Flushing.

Los Angeles is now behind in the standings and the club holding onto the sixth-place spot in the draft. Because of the payroll penalties, the Mets need to finish with the sixth-worst record or worse/better in order to not drop down ten slots in next year’s amateur draft.

The biggest trainwreck in MLB is driving through the NY Mets and their plans of tanking

Picking 17th in the draft or worse (in this case, only worse) isn’t a death sentence for stocking up the farm yet it’s certainly not ideal. If the Mets aren’t making the playoffs this year, they mine as well better their future as much as possible.

Baseball can be a funny sport. The Angels bought two players from the Mets this year, Eduardo Escobar and Dominic Leone. They added even more pieces in one final attempt to win a championship with Shohei Ohtani. Alas, nothing has worked out for the Angels who look prepared to screw over the Mets in the most unintentional of ways.

The messiness of the Angels goes beyond their record. The Anthony Rendon situation is an all-timer bad news. Erase any thoughts of the Mets overpaying for Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, or anyone else. The Rendon contract situation and the handling of it by him and the team is insane.

On a lighter note, the Angels sending out an Ohtani doppelganger for picture day was comically embarrassing.

Schadenfreude can be enjoyable until it affects you. And the Mets may feel it. The schedule has 13 games left on it and right now the tank isn’t going full steam ahead because someone else’s wheels have come completely off.