The Mets Meaningful Number – the number of games they probably need to win in order to reasonably considered part of the wildcard race on September 1 – is still stuck at 19.
For those that missed the initial posts on the MMN, here is the methodology:
Step 1 – Take the number of games remaining before September 1 and multiply by the winning percentage of the current wildcard leader.
27 x .575 = 15.52
Step 2 – Take the number of games out of the wildcard lead and subtract 5.
7.5 – 5 = 2.5
Step 3 – Add the results of Step 1 and 2
15.52 + 2.5 = 18.02
Step 4 – Take the result from Step 3 and round up
18.02 = 19
So assuming the wildcard leader will play at a .575 clip between now and September, the Mets will have to go 19-8 during that time to remain within five games of the wildcard lead. Hopefully, they can lower the number to 18 so I can Photoshop the number 18 onto a different photo of Funkmaster Fred.
Let’s go Meaningful Mets!