Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/2/12
Don’t like focusing on the negative? Click here for the positive in Part IHow do you ultimately judge a season where not much was expected only to have the team play inspired ball for three-plus months of the year? Especially when that strong play was followed up by inertia from the front office and then dreadful play over the final three months? I don’t know. So, instead of trying to put some type of grade on the year, here are the top 10 negative things I’ll remember about the 2012 Mets.10. The pointless loss of a RH bat – One of the biggest problems the Mets had this year offensively was their production versus LHP. A guy who was helping was Vinny Rottino. Now, Rottino is a career AAAA guy and his overall line with the Mets was not very good. But he had hit a couple of homers, the team’s record when he started a game was 4-5 (outside of this stretch, the Mets are 17-33 against LHP) and he offered great flexibility off the bench. But the Mets cut him so they could promote LHP Justin
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