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New York Mets

Apr 13, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher

Jacob deGrom

(48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Before judging or laughing out loud, just think about for a second….

The New York Mets have been trailing the Washington Nations in the NL East by a hair all season long. They are so close they can probably taste the sweat dripping out of Bryce Harper‘s curly locks.

Only the Chicago White Sox have scored less runs than the Mets, and a team .235 BA is good for dead last in the majors. It’s an understatement to say this team needs a productive bat.

The Mets really just need to look at themselves in the mirror and decide whether or not they are serious about competing. With the best young pitching staff in the majors, headed by Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey, the answer should be yes.

There’s stellar pitching in the Big Apple, but a putrid offense is dragging the team down. The lineup sans David Wright is really struggling, but with another bat or two the Mets could really make some noise in the dig days of summer.

Need anything else be said?

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