Every time the New York Mets take a step forward, they seem to take two steps backwards.
It has been the story of their season.
At the moment, they are 30-32 with a five-game losing streak and 7.5 games behind the division leaders, the Atlanta Braves.
Even the Miami Marlins, at 35-28, have been better than the Mets.
Let’s remember that New York was tabbed before the season as one of the strongest World Series candidates this year, so yes: they have had a highly disappointing year.
The worst part, according to an insider, is that there might not be much to do.
“Not sure what Mets can even do right now. They’re not gonna can the GM in June. They’re not gonna can the manager, since lots of this is out of his hands. There’s no trades to make yet. There’s no one to call up except Ronny Mauricio, and he’s learning a new position. A mess,” SNY’s Danny Abriano tweeted.
Not sure what Mets can even do right now
They’re not gonna can the GM in June
They’re not gonna can the manager, since lots of this is out of his hands
There’s no trades to make yet
There’s no one to call up except Ronny Mauricio, and he’s learning a new position
— Danny Abriano (@DannyAbriano) June 8, 2023
Indeed, it’s too early to think about firing general manager Billy Eppler.
There would be no point in dismissing manager Buck Showalter either: he might have some degree of responsibility in the current struggles since no manager is perfect, but he can’t bat, field, or pitch.
The Mets offense has some elite names and it’s just 17th in MLB in runs scored.
The pitching staff is filled with stars and they have the ninth-worst ERA in baseball, at 4.58.
There are always trades to work out, but the bulk of the transactions happens in July.
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