Them boys in their high stirrups. Ah, Sandy, their uniforms are so white…and green…and gold.
Sandy’s Mets were supposed to be Billy’s A’s.
They were supposed to become low-budget wonders of the baseball world.
The A’s, under Billy Beane, are just that, again, posting the best record in the majors at 47-29. They have scored the most runs (389) while surrendering the fewest (254).
The Mets were 21st in the majors with 294 runs scored, three below the Yankees, going into Monday night’s action.
The A’s, who visit Citi Field Tuesday and Wednesday, were leading the majors with a 3.02 ERA. The Mets were 11th in runs allowed at 296 and 10th in ERA at 3.54.
...More than anything, Alderson’s credibility is on the line now. His teams have not turned the corner. He was the one who threw out the challenge of 90 victories to this Mets squad that is six games under .500 in a season of baseball mediocrity.
If the Nationals or Braves had played up to expectations, the Mets would be buried. They are fortunate to be in a division where the top team is only four games above .500.
In his fourth season in charge, Alderson’s Mets look a lot like the Padres, which was Alderson’s previous team destination from 2005-09 as CEO.
The Padres were dead last in runs scored with 225 and 13 ¹/₂ back in the NL West.
The Padres fired GM Josh Byrnes on Sunday.
Sandy’s Mets need to turn it around and start playing a bit more like Billy’s A’s.
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