The New York Mets are a Self-Destructive Disaster
Sunday’s 23-5 drubbing at the hands of the Washington Nationals was the culmination of a disastrous week for the New York Mets – one in which bad luck was compounded, exponentially, by horrendous organizational decision making. Problem is, it hasn’t just been one bad week; inexplicable decisions are starting to pile up.
I’ve long been a big fan of Terry Collins, the Mets manager. In fact, I gave him an A- in my 2017 National League Manager Rankings, but if I had to give him a grade for this season, it would be an F. Collins has started inferior players over potential All-Stars and messed with his own starting rotation to the point that he’s actively hurting the team. All of it culminated Sunday in what was perhaps the most predictable injury of all time.
Let’s start with the easy one. For more than a year, Collins has stubbornly refused to consistently start Michael Conforto, which stunted the young outfielder’s ability to work out of some early season struggles last year after a strong 2015 debut.
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