To begin the season in trying to pick a surprise team coming off a poor year, the New York Mets were a prime candidate. The Mets had so many injuries last year, there was talk of their insurance carrier looking to drop them. (Maybe a modest exaggeration).
New York started the year 11-1, with series’ wins over quality teams like St. Louis, Philadelphia and Washington. Then, little by little, injuries started to occur again. The Metropolitans disabled list began to look like a New England Patriots injury report and they began tumbling in the standings.
The injuries came to everyday players, found their way to the bullpen and eventually the starting pitchers.
After being the best bet in the majors, the Mets are 17-35 since. In that timeframe, New York has gone from over 11 units up in baseball betting, to almost -10 units down. With the No. 27 offense in baseball, they are wasting Jacob deGrom’s starts. The right-hander has an ERA of around 1.50, but his team is 5-9 in his 14 starts. This is one sad-looking team that is everyone’s – Play Against – list.