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Mets player grades with 100 games left to go in the 2019 season

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 25: Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets celebrates with Amed Rosario #1 after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Citi Field on May 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 25: Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets celebrates with Amed Rosario #1 after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Citi Field on May 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Jeurys Familia #27 of the New York Mets reacts has he is pulled from the game against the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning at Citi Field on May 20, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

F Grades

Jeurys Familia

One of the worst moves made by the Mets this winter was the reunion with Jeurys Familia. Many seemed to believe the former closer would thrive as a setup man without the pressures of closing. Well, the 8th inning is pretty tough, too.

Familia is shaky nearly every time he takes the mound. I think I trust him less now than when he had three outs to get. He hasn’t made it easy on Edwin Diaz or the hearts of Mets fans who remember Armando Benitez, John Franco, and every other reliever who suited up for this franchise.

Juan Lagares

You cannot put up the numbers Juan Lagares has and consider yourself a starting outfielder. We can all agree Lagares is a defense-first player. Those metrics have rated poorly in the first 62 games, which when paired with his bad bat, makes his year look even worse.

I’m more than ready to move on from Lagares. The soon-to-be free agent spent much of his Mets career failing to live up to his contract. It’s not his fault the team overpaid him. It is his fault that he forgot how to hit at all.

Brandon Nimmo

Maybe we learn Brandon Nimmo was hurt all year long. I’m not sure we will because he doesn’t strike me as a guy who wants to make excuses.

Nimmo went missing even before he landed on the IL. The areas we wanted to see him improve got even worse. It’s beginning to look like Nimmo is a part-time player in the future. I won’t declare him a bust yet. However, I’m not comfortable going into 2020 with a plan to play him 162 times.

Anyone who has been released or demoted

Keon Broxton, Travis d’Arnaud, and any of the other player who has been released or demoted due to poor performance receive an obvious F grade. There have been too many relief pitchers to name who fit this category. It’s quite typical for any baseball team.

There are 100 games left in the season. Think of this as a progress report on how the first 62 went.

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Over the next 100 games, the Mets are in serious need of more A grades and even a handful of B grades, too. If postseason baseball is something they desire, it’s going to take a collaborative effort to turn the year around.

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