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A look at the Mets’ power drought

In a world where Daniel Murphy (nine) has more home runs than David Wright (eight) in less at-bats, you know something is screwy with the Mets this season.

Team home runs:

26) Oakland - 116
27) Houston - 115
28) Pittsburgh - 109
29) San Francisco - 99
30) New York (NL) - 81

Yeah, it’s that bad. I’m no prognosticator, but if you were to project the Mets’ current pace, they would finish with roughly 96 home runs, their lowest tally since they hit just 93 in 1992. Bobby Bonilla (19), Eddie Murray (16) and Darryl Boston (13) were the only ones to make it to double-digits on that squad.

As the current Mets enter play on Tuesday, Gary Sheffield leads the team with just 10 home runs. And he probably won’t even play again this season. Just for comparison’s sake, the Rockies and Yankees have eight players with 10 home runs or more.