The New York Mets continue to disappoint. This afternoon, it was announced that the team is sticking with manager Mickey Callaway “for the foreseeable future” and that Yoenis Cespedes broke his right ankle on his ranch.
When I heard this news I thought it was a joke. Cespedes has been sidelined after undoing surgery to remove calcification on both of his heels last year. Now his whole season is in jeopardy.
Things seem to pile up for the Mets and just explode one after the other.
The (not so) Amazins just finished a road trip in which it got swept by the Marlins and had two or less hits in back to back games for the first time in 52 years. 52 YEARS! The heart of the Mets’ rotation, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard could not get it done. But they did not get much help on the offensive end.
The team has lost five-straight for the first time this season and now sit at 20-25. New York is 5-11 in May.
The Mets don’t seem to have a grip on who the best players are and continue to change the lineup every day. Nothing is working. The team is in an offensive slump and, as usual, is being bit by the injury bug.
Michael Conforto went down with a concussion after colliding with Brandon Nimmo in the outfield. It’s like the team wants to be a laughing stock.
Our “premiere starting rotation” that every team should fear has been playing poorly. Matz cannot find his control and if he gives up a run or two, it’s safe to say he won’t be able to bounce back. Same with Zack Wheeler. Even Syndergaard has been iffy this season. A lot of talk. A little action.
And where is Brodie Van Wagenen? We aren’t seeing much of him at Citi Field these days. I wonder why? Let’s not forget that Van Wagenen has represented deGrom, Robinson Cano and Cespedes.
But let’s keep Cano in the starting lineup even though he is batting a lackluster .245 with three home runs and 40 hits. Cano’s hustle has been questioned as the veteran does not appear to run out ground balls. Or know how many outs his team has.
So we are just going to keep Callaway as our in-game decision-maker and see what happens. Because all the Mets have is time apparently.
Same old Mets.
Photo: (Wall Street Journal)