Batting vs. Winning Percentage

From the “you know things are tough when …” department:

The Mets have three players — Jose Reyes, Chris Young, and Chris Capuano — with a batting average higher than their winning percentage. Normally, that would be good news. Unfortunately, that’s awful news, considering the team’s current winning percentage is .294.

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  1. Joe April 20, 2011 at 11:20 am
    Two are pitchers, one is on the DL.
  2. The Common Man April 20, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    “Normally, that would be good news.”

    Really? It would be good news to never have a winning percentage above .400 at the end of the year?