New York Mets: “Hot Mess” does not even begin to describe this team

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 30: Jay Bruce #19 of the New York Mets reacts in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 30: Jay Bruce #19 of the New York Mets reacts in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Despite lingering around .500 after an 11-1 start the New York Mets are crumbling before our very eyes.

Talking about the New York Mets strains my mind, much like pitching has done to Noah Syndergaard‘s index finger. With the news that Mets have also placed Noah Syndergaard on the DL, there is little hope for this team now. A finger injury seems minimal and he might not miss a ton of time but it is this constant true narrative that the Mets can’t stay healthy that creates the problem.

Todd Frazier, an integral piece is just now nearing a return. Wilmer Flores, a valuable platoon who is capable of power is just beginning his respective DL stint. AJ Ramos, who was not in any type of groove is down. The man who carried them into the 2015 playoffs, Yoenis Cespedes is still hurt. One bad toe labels Juan Lagares as done for the season. Anthony Swarzak (remember him?) has yet to do a single thing since the Mets got him.

Please pardon me if I am forgetting anyone. There are so many to count you can make an “All DL” lineup just for this team right now.

But the Syndergaard injury is the icing on the cake that completes the desert buffet. Despite the fact that Syndergaard’s starts have been odd and almost make it seem like he is struggling, the Mets still have a chance of actually winning when he is on the hill.

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It never ends for the Mets. Not for the players, the fans, or the inept front office. It is almost difficult to try to put words to what is going on with this team right now. So, they are a “hot mess.” But, that is not enough to describe it.

Right now, the only thing to look forward to as a Mets fan, journalists, enthusiast, whatever you want to call it is when Jacob deGrom is starting. Even that just ends in heartbreak now because the offense shuts down whenever he is pitching and the bullpen decides to take the day off from doing their jobs.

If the trend of losing every time deGrom pitches continues, even him going out there and giving up a single run over seven innings pitched will begin to be a strain knowing it will just end in a loss.

The New York Metropolitans are the only team in baseball who can be sitting above or at .500 as the month of June approaches but still have absolutely nothing going for them.

Sure Amed Rosario is finally coming around and becoming the clutch hitter we all dubbed him to be. Sure, Luis Guillorme is becoming a competent batter who is one of few players not lost at the plate. But none of that matters if the Mets do not have any pitcher that gets wins or even stays healthy for that matter.

This is not an attempt to bash the Mets. In fact, I watch every night and choose to keep covering this team. I’m even allowed to bash the Mets because my column is a platform that would allow it. What I am, and what I am trying to be here, is being a realist. This is the situation the Mets are in right now. When it rains in Queens it basically hurricanes.

Everything this team does backfires. Any asset this team possesses is wasted. No new training staff, no trade deadline moves, no young prospect taking the league by storm can fix it.

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The Mets need a lot more help. They need the baseball gods to come back to them. The same ones that blessed us in 2015 and last month of 2016. Because right now, they are long gone. Half the bad things happening to the Mets right now are beyond their control.

You can’t make this stuff up.