Name after name, position after position the Mets have fallen one by one. Going into Spring Training, the three best guys on the roster were pretty easy to identify, Noah Syndergaard: a Cy Young candidate, Yoenis Cespedes: a five tool outfielder, and Jeurys Familia: one of the premier closers in all of baseball. It’s just that none of them can do any good on the disabled list.
To just name a few injuries outside of the the three aforementioned athletes, there was Lucas Duda who hit the DL with a elbow injury, Travis d’Arnaud who landed on the DL with a bone bruise, and Asdrubal Cabrera with a thumb sprain. Those three alone are enough to derail a team early in the year, but when it comes to the Mets they aren’t even half the problem.
It’s hard to compete when your key guys aren’t on the field and I can’t remember the last time the Mets Opening Day lineup was able to play with each other.