Different year, same old New York Mets. The Mets do one thing consistent and that’s find a way to rip the heart out of every fan. It’s something new every year with this franchise and it seems to stem from poor ownership and management.
This isn’t anything new for Met’s fans as the struggle has been real for quite some time now. In 2006 there was the stacked David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, and Paul Lo Duca team that felt the wrath of an Adam Wainwright curveball striking out Beltran and ultimately eliminating the Mets from contention.
To the horrific collapse in 2007, losing 12 of their last 15 to miss the playoffs. Then again in 2008 where the Miami Marlins eliminated the Mets in their last home game at Shea Stadium. Then arrived the treacherous first years at Citi Field where the Met’s were just atrocious.
But finally, what seemed to be a beaming light on Mets fans came the 2015 season and God’s way of apologizing for all the tough times. The acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes and an amazing finish to win the NL East. Then squeaking by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoffs and blitzing the Chicago Cubs to reach the World Series. And right as it got closer, Jeurys Familia and the Mets figured out a way to blow just about every game and lose to the Kansas City Royals.
Entering the 2016 season there were high hopes. Decimated by injuries, they still fought and battled for that first wild card spot. Just for Familia to give up a homer in a tie game in the 9th inning to Conor Gillaspie and the Mets to lose.
Folks we have finally arrived at the 2017 season which has turned out to be nothing but a joke. This team stinks, it’s pitching stinks, it’s management stinks, everything flat out stinks about this team. Every key contributor seems to be battling injury: Noah Syndergaard…hurt, Yoenis Cespedes…hurt, Steven Matz…hurt, Asdrúbal Cabrera…hurt.
The Matt Harvey drama continues to make the headlines. Staying out too late and not being able to show up at the park the next day. People can handle this kind of stuff when you’re good and winning games. When you’re on the mound getting shelled every outing its unacceptable.
They sit at 16-20 already 7.5 games back of the Nationals, suffering a gut-punching three losses to the Brewers this weekend. It’s hard to give up on a team just 36 games into the season, but the Met’s look dead. With a bullpen that couldn’t protect a 100-run lead and trainer who has the touch of the devil its clear changes need to be made.
Another baseball season, another seemingly heartbreaking ending for all the Met’s fans out there. One thing has become apparent, and that is that God hates the Met’s. To all Mets fans keep your heads up because it can only get better from here