Good news: there’s only one more week of Mets baseball to go. As great as pennant races are, I can’t help but feel morose towards the whole thing because of how boring baseball has been to watch from a Mets standpoint. Quite honestly, I don’t know what I did all summer because it all happened so fast. I declared the season done at the end of April, yet here we are with one week to go. Thank god, man. Get this thing over with and let’s move forward.
Earlier this week the report came out that Terry Collins is expected to retire at the end of the season. Ho hum. I’m not buying it. He’s out one way or the other, so it really doesn’t matter what the truth is. Anyone with a brain knows that the Mets front office is giving TC the chance to go out on his own. He’s getting fired at the end of the year, but as the longest tenured manager in Mets history, I don’t take much issue with him being able to call it quits instead of getting canned. He gutted through rough, rough times and wasn’t given much to work with very often. And while I don’t think he’s a very good manager, he took the Mets to the World Series in 2015. Not many can say that. Whatever.
For some reason, the Mets decided that it would be a good idea to let Noah Syndergaard pitch an inning on Saturday. He hasn’t pitched since April, but when the season is dead and buried, what good can come out of this? Confidence is not an issue for Thor. He pitched a quick inning, and there were no issues, but it’s another example of how incompetent the Mets truly are. There was absolutely zero benefit to allowing Syndergaard to throw a single pitch again in 2017.
They got swept by the Marlins, and lost 2 of 3 to the Nationals. They’re 66-89 and are going to finish with nearly 100 losses. It’s really quite sad.
Friendly reminder that Jeff Wilpon is an asshole who cares more about cashing checks than he does winning. He probably spent all season setting up these events at Citi Field, meanwhile the franchise is on the precipice of another rebuild. Fuck that guy.