Buck Showalter isn’t the least bit concerned about how the New York Mets’ rivals are playing lately.
New York Mets Manager Buck Showalter is cool, calm and collected in mid-June despite opposing clubs being on an absolute rift.
The Mets still have a comfortable lead on the NL East rankings but step in on Sunday Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies rode 10 and 9 win streaks respectively. Heck, even the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals managed to win a handful of games in a row. Meanwhile, Showalter said: “The sky isn’t falling. It’s just raining.”
That’s why Steve Cohen was the perfect choice when he named Showalter the Mets’ newest manager.
Buck Showalter and the New York Mets must continue to focus on themselves
Looks. It’s a new and exciting era for Mets baseball. property is excellent. They have great players all over the diamond. Showalter has seen it all. This is a team that Mets fans should be over the moon about. They have suffered enough and should be confident in the bright present and future ahead of this team. Don’t worry about your rivals except when playing against them.
If the Mets win the NL East, that’s wonderful. When they’re outclassed by teams like the Braves or Phillies, that’s understandable. Atlanta has won the division for the past four years and is the reigning World Series champion. Philadelphia will eventually end its NL-worst postseason drought. Those two, along with New York, were contenders to be one of six NL playoff teams anyway.
Even with the Mets’ lead shrinking to little more than a game, all you need to do is win the head-to-head tiebreak to fly a division banner. Right now it’s all about feeling confident, despite the Braves’ and Phillies’ great run lately. Yesterday’s New York teams would collapse under the slightest pressure. But, you know what? Maybe this team is different and proves us wrong?
If the Mets go about their business, they should remain one of the best teams in all of baseball.
https://fansided.com/2022/06/12/buck-showalter-mets-calm-rivals-winning-streaks/ Mets won’t panic despite rivals’ winning streak