Baseball in New York, the largest market in the Major League with a population of 19.62 million, is in decline.
The prestigious New York Yankees of the Bronx, who won the World Series 27 times, and the New York Mets of Queens, run by the richest owner in the major leagues, faced a crisis at the bottom together for the first time in history.
On the 16th (hereinafter Korean time), the Yankees are at the bottom of the American League (AL) East Division with 60 wins and 60 losses. The Mets are 4th in the Eastern Division of the National League (NL) with a record of 54 wins and 66 losses, but they have only one game against the bottom Washington Nationals.
The Yankees lost 0-5 in their away game against the Atlanta Braves that day. He only got one hit and five walks from three Atlanta pitchers, including starter Bryce Elder. On the other hand, Yankees starter Luis Severino gave up 3 runs only in the first inning, giving up 5 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs in 4 innings, making it a difficult game.
Aaron Judge, the main striker, has returned, but he is having a hard time getting even a single hit, so he has little impact on the batting line. He has a record of 11 wins and 18 losses in the second half alone, including his recent 4 consecutive losses. The second half ranking is 13th out of 15 AL teams.
The Mets are also seldom getting a chance to rebound, and their win rate continues to fall. On this day, he knelt down to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-7, and the second half record was 12-18.
The last time the Mets had a .500 win rate was on June 5th. More than two months have passed since then, but it has rather plummeted. In the meantime, Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer traded one-two punches to the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers, respectively. They decided to bear most of their remaining salaries and declared a virtual rebuilding.
Mets owner Steve Cohen has the most assets among major league owners. In the ranking of the net worth of major league owners announced by Forbes last April, Cohen ranked first with $17.5 billion (about 23 trillion won). It is about twice as much as second place John Malone, owner of the Atlanta Braves ($9.2 billion).메이저사이트
Cohen, who founded ‘Point 72 Asset Management’ as a hedge fund manager, acquired the Mets club for $2.4 billion in September 2020 and became the owner. Since then, aggressive management has recruited a large number of expensive players, leading the market in a ‘win now’ mode since last year. This year, the Mets became the first team in history to cross the $300 million mark with an Opening Day payroll of $353.55 million.
The Yankees had an Opening Day payroll of $277 million, second only to the Mets. In terms of spending, it has boasted momentum comparable to that of the Mets and LA Dodgers. However, from the beginning of the season, the pitching balance was off. Carlos Rodon, who was brought in as a left-handed ace for six years and paid $162 million, was on the injured list from the start, and Aaron Judge suffered a toe injury in early June and was sidelined for nearly two months.
The Yankees played fall baseball last year with 99 wins and 93 losses, ranking first in the Eastern Division. It is a team that won the district championship 12 times in the 21st century. However, this season, the 50% win rate is on the verge of collapsing for the first time in 31 years since 1992. It may also end the season in last place in the district for the first time in 33 years since 1990. They are 3.5 games behind the fourth-place Boston Red Sox.
In terms of scoring average among 30 teams, the Yankees (4.28) rank 22nd and the Mets (4.32) rank 20th. As for team ERA, the Yankees (4.06) rank 13th and the Mets (4.55) rank 21st. It can be seen that the team performance is coming out as the pitching index is. Fangraphs puts the odds of making the playoffs at 3.3% for the Yankees and 0.9% for the Mets. Both teams are virtually giving up fall baseball.
The last time the Yankees and Mets were eliminated from the postseason together was in 2014. Also, it was most recently in 1992 that both teams marked a losing season together.
What is noteworthy is that the two prestigious New York franchises have never been side by side at the bottom of the planet. The Yankees were founded in 1901 and the Mets in 1962. It remains to be seen whether this year will be the most humiliated season in New York baseball history.