Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/22/12
I know what you thinking.. How on earth could we spend the entire season talking about the bullpen…that woeful bullpen…and suddenly decide that the team’s offense should be the top priority this offseason?  Heres why: Mets rank 8th in MLB with 1,169 strike outs. Mets rank 22nd in MLB on the year, hitting just .242 with RISP Mets rank 24th in MLB with only 407 extra-base hits, resulting in a .383 slugging percentage.  Good for only 24th in MLB this season. Mets rank 25th in MLB with a .236 BA since the All-Star break. Mets rank 25th in MLB with 51 HR since the All-Star break and 26th overall with just 124 on the season. Mets rank 26th in MLB with a .301 OBP since the All-Star break. Mets rank 27th in MLB this season with only 71 stolen bases. Mets rank 29th in MLB with 204 runs scored since the All-Star break and only 25th on the year with 598. And while I understand that each of these totals either directly relates to, or is significantly impacted by the teams’ terrible second half, the
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