By: Stache Staff

The Mets Offense is Boring


The Mets have one of the most exciting rotations in the sport today.

Young, electric and amazing are all words that describe the staff led by the big three — the second coming of generation K — Matt Harvey, Jacob DeGrom and Noah Syndergaard. Of course that doesn’t even include the league leader in wins, 42-year-old Bartolo Colon. Those might be reasons to attend the ball park alone, but what goes unnoticed to some is how boring the offense is.

When you think about the Mets offense, and the signature moments of the season, what comes to mind? It’s not the 138 million dollar man, David Wright, because he’s been hurt. It’s not the man who cost the Mets their first round pick in next weeks draft, Michael Cuddyer, because he’s been subpar. Even the Mets solid hitters Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda aren’t exciting.

There’s no Jose Reyes of old, running around, swiping bags and picking up triples. The most exciting thing about this offense is when the pitchers bat. Yes, not only can the pitchers pitch but they also entertain at the plate. The Mets offense is 25th in the majors in batting average so there’s not much to get excited about. What the fans do get excited for is Bartolo Colon’s at-bats. Noah Syndergaard was a great hitter in the minors and hit one of the longest bombs of the season. Commissioner Manfred said it best, “not having National League pitchers hit would deprive us of the entertainment that Bartolo Colon has given us this year.”

2015 all star voting started, and there is only one player is in the top five at their respective position and it’s the one that hasn’t played in six weeks. The fans aren’t excited about any position players on this Mets team. Fans like excitement which comes with speed — the Mets have none of that.

The Mets have the same amount of triples as Paulo Orlando, five. Based on the conversations yesterday, it sounds very possible that David Wright is out for the year. As nice as it is to have a great rotation, there comes a point where 1-0 and 2-1 games just bore the average fan. The bottom line is this, when your 285 pound, 42-year-old pitcher is drawing the most attention to your OFFENSE, you know there needs to be change.

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