5. The Lineup Cannot Get Worse
Currently batting .233 as a team, the New York Mets boast the worst batting average in all of Major League Baseball. Only two teams (Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies) have less runs scored than the Mets number of 310.
This lineup couldn’t get worse if it tried, and still, Terry Collins club is five-games over .500.
To not even have an average lineup to go along with this filthy pitching is a sin in the highest regard.
To be fair though, injuries to David Wright and Travis d’Arnaud, and slumping Mets such as Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer, have derailed a lineup that would actually look average on paper if it were whole.
Sadly though, it’s not.
Alderson needs to get creative and overcome dealing any of hit young arms for a batter. Pick up a Ben Zobrist or Jean Segura in a very sleek and stylish way.