Another Clincher for the Mets

A few days ago, the Mets clinched the certainty that they would not make a postseason appearance this season.

With their loss last night to the Braves, they’ve also clinched a losing season — guaranteed.

You see, their most recent lack of success was their 82nd of the season. Since there are only 162 games in a season, it is mathematically impossible for the Mets to reach .500 — much less a winning season — even if they finish on a 17-0 winning streak.

On the bright side, it’s also mathematically impossible for the Mets to lose 100 games. So there’s that. Yee ha.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Mark September 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    There’s too much negativity in the world and in the news. It’s refreshing to know that Mets fans won’t have a 100 game loser. The world is a brighter place.