Asked after the Mets' third straight loss on Thursday if he was worried about the team's 31-41 record, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said he wasn't.
"You don't worry about the record," Callaway said. "You just worry about how you do your thing every day and how you are playing the game and we'll start syncing everything up."
The Mets are 6-20 in their last 26 games, and have gone 14-32 since May 1.
They are 11.5 games out of first place in the NL East, and 8.0 games behind the Nationals and Phillies for the second Wild Card in the NL.
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I understand what Callaway was trying to say -- that if the Mets keep following their process, things will fall in to place and the record will take care of itself. But when you're asked point blank if you're worried about the record of your team that's in a free-fall, it makes sense to say 'yes.'
The Mets have been one of the worst teams in baseball since starting the season 11-1, they're in danger of falling out of the playoff race entirely, and they're debating internally whether to trade Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard. If there is any time to worry, it's now.
Again, Callaway is trying to present a calm front. It's what he's done since he was first introduced as manager. I get it. But it's okay to present a calm front and talk about the process, while also saying you're worried about the record of a team that is in a tailspin.