" was very disappointing because we know that we had the best team. And I believe that we still have a great team," Delgado said Thursday on a conference call.
The Mets had the 8th-best OPS in all of baseball last year. Higher than four of the eight teams that made the playoffs, including two of the National League entrants. The Mets were certainly a very good team in 2007.
But the best? Remember how Boston throttled the ever-loving shit out of Colorado back in October? In addition to the the Rockies OPSing the hell out of the Mets, the
The fact is, none of these numbers are remotely close to what the Red Sox did in 2007. The BoSox were far and away the most well-rounded team in baseball last year. Additionally, even if the Mets had made the playoffs and advanced to the World Series, they almost certainly would've folded like a house of Cardinals, because for whatever reason NL teams are obsessed with rolling over and dying when it comes to playing Boston in the Series.
However, as ridiculous as it is how overmatched NL squads look against the Sox, it's actually almost kind of endearing, like watching your son's terrible little league team show up to play the best team in the league. You know they're gonna get crushed, but they still look kind of adorable during the decimation.