If you aren't familiar with Mike Francesa by name, you're likely not a fan of New York sports talk. 

Francesa's career at WFAN in New York City spans three decades. He's full of opinion, bravado, arrogance and - most importantly to fans of his show - information and perspective.

Chris Russo And Mike Francesa Of Mike And The Mad Dog Get Together For SiriusXM Town Hall
NY Sports Talk host Mike Francesa (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

The 64-year-old has, on many occasions, unleashed on sports franchises, star players, managers and fans. However, none - in my opinion - can top his most recent take on the spiraling New York Mets.

Francesa's colossal rant: ''The Mets are the worst offensive team I have ever seen...They are so bad they're memorable.''

Among the highlights of this rant are several facts:

  • The Mets have lost 10 of 11
  • The Mets have lost 17 of their last 21
  • After starting the season 10-1, the Mets have gone 17-35 since
  • The Mets' offense have compiled just 48 hits and 15 runs in their last 11 games
  • Star pitcher Jacob deGrom has been fantastic. His ERA in his last 10 starts is 0.87. Despite his dominance deGrom is just 2-2 in those 10 games. Overall the Mets are 2-8 in those games
  • During the Mets' recent homestand, the team combined to hit .147 in nine games (They went 1-8 on that homestand)

Beyond the losing - which is bad enough - is the anemic offense. In fact, the Mets' pitching has actually be pretty good of late. But when you don't score runs, it's near impossible to win.

Underscoring how bad it's gotten in the last few weeks, longtime WFAN Mets beat reported Eddie Coleman joined Francesa shortly after this rant to talk about the team's struggles. Personally, I was shocked to hear someone who is so close to the Mets and the pulse of the team say this:

''I know a lot of Mets fans who don't even watch anymore...I have to watch it, but I know Met fans that I usually hear from during games or whatever, I don't hear from 'cuz I know they're not watching,'' Eddie Coleman told Francesa.

Ed Coleman joins Mike Francesa following yet another Mets loss.

Following Wednesday's 2-0 loss in Atlanta, the Mets record dropped to 28-36. They open a series in Arizona Thursday night.


More From WIBX 950