The Mets as an organization have traditionally had less power that a struggling 3rd world nation's power grid.
That's been the Mets' M.O. Having now completed 53 years, but wanting to avoid the ancient history portion of those years, I decided to focus on the past 25 years (1990-2014).
Well, let's look at what they've done well in that regard over the past 25. What's the bright side? They led the league in runs and homers - once, actually, in 25 years - and that was 25 years ago in 1990, folks. Be patient and give them some time.
Nah, let's get real. Do we ever expect to see this team ranked first again in those categories?
The average ranking in HRs over those 25 years was 8.4 out of 15 teams, 8.6 out of 15 teams in runs. Despite the fact that in 5 of those years (1990, 1999, and 2006-08) we averaged being 2nd in runs scored, we were 2nd tier over 25 years. The other 20 years? We averaged a painful 10th out of 15. Most of the time, all we’d hear about is this team struggling to score runs.
I'd like to see us average out at 5th in homers and runs over the next 25 years, I don't know about you. I would. The offense, especially in 2005 through 2008, was fun. Real fun. Loved to watch. I'd like this ownership group to focus on making us a top tier offensive unit as a rule, rather than an exception, in the years to come.
What about y’all?