If you thought Noah Syndergaard's reaction to learning Wilson Ramos would be catching him in his last start was ridiculous, wait until you hear what manager Mickey Callaway used as his explanation for the move.
Callaway used analytics to defend his decision, even if those analytics were something straight out of the 1950s.
The Mets manager cited Syndergaard's win-loss record for reason to throw him with Ramos in his last start. I mean, even the most casual of baseball fan understands that a good win-loss record has little, if nothing, to do with the catcher. If we all understand that, why does the manager of the New York Mets not?
A pitcher's record has much more to do with the team's offense than it does the catcher. Just take the Mets very own Jacob deGrom for example. In 2018, deGrom won the National League Cy Young Award with a 10-9 record. His 1.70 ERA led the MLB and he topped out at 269 strikeouts. If just looking at the record, deGrom was a middle-of-the-road pitcher.
The Mets had a nice run after the All-Star Break, but have still managed to stumble and come off as a laughingstock. It's time for New York to start over without Callaway next season.