July 12, 2017

(39–47, 12 games back in NL East, 10.5 games back in Wild Card): It's hard to call the Mets a disappointment, what with their myriad injuries to Yoenis Cespedes, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard. Only one regular starter, Jacob deGrom, has an ERA under four. Only two offensive players, Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce, have been somewhat consistent. It's hard to say where the Mets would be if all their stars stayed healthy. But they are a long ways off from playoff contention. —Jeremy Fuchs

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