Mets need a spark, and Amed Rosario is finally here

By Michelle Ioannou
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Amed Rosario (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Amed Rosario (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

It’s no secret that the Mets and the fanbase both need a spark

A few months back, I wrote that Yoenis Cespedes‘s, Seth Lugo, and Steven Matz‘s return from injury would be the spark the Mets needed. And it worked for a couple of games. But, the Mets need another one now. Just like Cespedes was the spark back in 2015. And just like Jose Reyes was the spark in 2003.

Amed Rosario is finally here. He’s making his debut in Colorado Tuesday night. And he will be the spark this team needs.

We know his speed. We’ve seen his defense. And we know he can hit — .328/.367/.466 in the minors. We know he has a great relationship with Reyes. And we know he feels ready to be playing in New York City.

Rosario will be bringing lots of things to the table in terms of his playing. That’s no secret, and it’s something we’ve known for months. But what Rosario is also bringing is a youthful energy to a clubhouse. One of excitement, one of happiness, and one of wanting to get the job done.

This team needs a lot of things right now (like the ability to stay healthy). But they also need to rejuvenate. Before the season began, everyone thought the Mets would be contender. And so far this season has been a let down. Countless injuries, 10.5 games out of the Wild Card, off-the-field drama.

Is Rosario the one to change all this? Can he? Well, he’s a good start. The kid has been waiting for this moment. Heck, the fans have been waiting — and he knows that. He’s going to go out there and give it his all. And, his attitude and excitement will hopefully rub off on the rest of the clubhouse as well.

With the addition of AJ Ramos to the team, Rosario’s call-up, and Dominic Smith‘s impending call-up, the second half of this season should look a bit different, and it should be for the better.