Saturday, September 9, 2017
Well, at Least the Mets Will Be Good in 2021
This is Amed Rosario. He's been doing pretty well for the Mets, being a solid rookie shortstop, getting a nice amount of hits, and teaming with the slightly-less consistent Dominic Smith to lead a youth movement in New York.
Now, if there was anybody competent left in New York to play with Amed, we wouldn't have so many problems.
Look, it's not without lack of trying from Mets ownership. Wright, Cespedes, Thor and Conforto are injured. Jose Reyes is slumping like hell. Asdrubal Cabrera doesn't wanna play. And everybody that was actually doing well for the Mets...is no longer playing for the Mets. So cheap shots and rookies like Rosario and Smith are literally the only ideas the Mets have left. Nothing is working, and they're sinking further.
...Not that it matters. The outcome in the NL East has been foregone since April. The Nats have been far and away the best team in the division, and everyone else has been scrounging for table scraps ever since. So the Mets losing ground isn't a terribly big deal, but it is considering how close they were to winning a World Series 2 years ago. I knew they'd need to rebuild, but not THIS SOON. Even the Royals are still competing with the base of that 2015 team.
So, til the end of the year, the Mets are gonna have to keep winning with absolutely nothing. Amed Rosario may be the future, but right now they're gonna need to working in order to get to that future.
Coming Tomorrow- They may still theoretically have a shot, especially thanks to this trusty starter, but right about now might be the time to pour one out.