Things Have Gotten Really Bad for the Mets, and Now the GM Says Players Are Having "Compliance Issues"

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Things Have Gotten Really Bad for the Mets, and Now the GM Says Players Are Having “Compliance Issues”

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I don’t particularly have a schadenfreude bone in me for the New York Mets – 1969 was way before my time, and 2016 got me very quickly over the 2015 NLCS – but what’s happening to them is too much not to share.

Although the Mets had a decent lead at the Trade Deadline and were buyers (at least with respect to their Cubs trade, bringing in Javy Báez and Trevor Williams), they have since lost seven of eight, including a sweep by the Phillies that knocked them out of first place in the NL East for the first time since early May. It’s been a brutally bad week and a half that has left the Mets 2.5 games out in the East, and down in third place behind the Phillies and the Braves. Oh, and they also lost guys to injury, and learned that Jacob deGrom had a setback that’ll keep him out into next month.

So that’s all backdrop to their GM Zack Scott – a guy who is kinda filling in the job thanks to Jared Porter getting fired in the offseason almost immediately after he was hired – kinda unloading on his own team, describing their play this year as mediocre (and much worse lately), and talking about players not complying with injury-related directives.

Oof. He might very well be right on all this stuff, but when the team is in a tailspin, it probably doesn’t feel good to hear this, too.

Unless, I guess, Scott makes himself out to be the guy that the players all rally together to prove wrong? In any case, the injury comments are going to rile players up the most, because there are only so many guys dealing with injuries, and it’s going to seem like he’s trying to single some guys out (even if he says otherwise).


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.