Hey Great Trade Deadline, Mets

The Chicago Cubs very nicely might lose the subsequent two days to the New York Mets. Last evening’s win doesn’t make a particular week.

But given the longstanding antipathy there, I can not assist however really feel a little bit additional happiness when the Cubs beat a loaded Mets staff as they’re attempting to carry off a charging Atlanta Braves staff within the NL East (1.5 video games again). I haven’t got the non-public connection that goes method again to 1969, however I actually discovered a strategy to hate the Mets throughout the 2015 NLCS once they took out the Cubs. I additionally keep in mind that collection again in 2004 that completed the Cubs off (curse you, Victor Diaz!). I additionally hated the way in which their followers and the group handled Javy Báez final yr.

I simply do not just like the Mets. I like a few of their gamers. I like a few of their followers. But general, I’ve no real interest in seeing the group succeed.

That feeling was made all of the stronger at this yr’s commerce deadline, when the Mets – seemingly an ideal slot in so some ways to commerce with the Cubs – determined to go a budget route, maybe feeling burned by final yr’s Báez-Pete-Crow -Armstrong swap. It was a cowardly transfer that probably damage the Cubs (long-term TBD), nevertheless it additionally simply bothered me as a baseball fan. When you might have a roster just like the Mets, with a lot concentrated expertise and older affect pitching, and an enormous lead in your division like they did on the time, that is while you put the foot on the gasoline and actually make important additions for the postseason . The Mets did not, and it made me so aggravated.

It additionally made me petty, desirous to see the Mets fail this yr particularly resulting from no matter strikes they did or did not make on the Trade Deadline did not work out. For instance, their low-trade-cost bat acquisition, Darin Ruf, failing final evening with the bases loaded and the Mets having an opportunity to come back again. (Ruff is now hitting .137/.179/.196/7 wRC+ for the reason that deadline.)

So you possibly can perceive, then, why seeing this sentiment final evening put a satan’s grin on my face:

Yes. Exactly that. I stated it proper after the Trade Deadline handed, and I’m loving it in the present day: I hope the Mets lose the division after which within the postseason as a result of they have been cowards.

Enjoy extra morning petty:

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