Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/27/12
I’ve been reading the Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O’Brian so nautical metaphors are making a lot of sense.  In the second of twenty one novels ‘Post Captain’ Jack Aubrey is posted into the HMS Polychrest (Also known as the “Carpenter’s Mistake”) a poorly designed and poorly built ship.  In the HMS Polychrest I see an apt match for the New York Mets, which probably doesn’t make the bibliophiles too happy. In the book, aside from the ship being designed to fire Congreve rockets, the boat was made by a disreputable shipyard who did not properly bolt the ship together.  Should the ship get into any real fighting… it would simply shake itself apart.  Also, the slow sailing vessel was armed with very heavy carronades which could do serious damage to an enemy vessel but the slow sailing Polychrest could never get close enough to use them.  Perhaps we could see the reality of the Mets lack of depth or that the offense wasn’t strong enough to take advantage of the Met’s fine starting pi
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