School is out of session. It’s time to give the New York Mets infielders from the 2018 some grades on how they performed.
In 2018, the New York Mets Opening Day lineup included four infielders who weren’t there at the previous season’s first game. They included Adrian Gonzalez at first base, Asdrubal Cabrera at second base, Amed Rosario at shortstop, and Todd Frazier at third base.
Three of them had never even been on the Mets Opening Day roster before this season, and the one that had been is rangeless in Philadelphia.
Remember when the Mets could pencil in two guys on the left side of the infield and not have to think about it?
Those were the good days we all wish could come back. Perhaps, in time, they will.
The team went through six different opening day first baseman and nine different opening day second baseman since 2005, including Kaz Matsui in 2005, Anderson Hernandez in 2006, and the unforgettable Brad Emaus in 2011. I actually had forgotten Hernandez was ever on the Mets.
That was then and this is now. Forthwith the report card for all infielders who put on a Mets jersey in 2018. Let’s see who passes and who has some extra studying to do in the offseason.