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New York Mets: Not your ordinary first-half award winners

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CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 08: Pete Alonso of the New York Mets celebrates winning the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Progressive Field on July 08, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 08: Pete Alonso of the New York Mets celebrates winning the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Progressive Field on July 08, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double that scored two runs in the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 8, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Invisible Man

The invisible man award goes to the player that has not made his presence felt at all in the first half of 2019. Many players have not lived up to the hype for the Mets as they have underachieved throughout the first half. But no one has made his presence least felt then Jed Lowrie.

In the offseason, Lowrie signed a two-year contract that was worth a total of $20 million dollars. So far in 2019 Lowrie has played zero games for the Mets. Numerous injuries have put Lowrie’s debut on hold and every day that passes, he is looking like the worst signings in recent Mets history.

The Mets were hoping that by signing the switch-hitting versatile veteran it would give them another quality contact hitting batter. They were hoping to use him around the infield as he has proved he can play multiple positions in his career, but that’s hard to do when he has yet to play a game.

It has gotten so bad that even if Lowrie does come back, is there any real way he fits into the Mets game plan. Yes, the Mets have struggling players like Todd Frazier and Robinson Cano lingering around the infield, but if they didn’t bench those guys for thriving players like J.D. Davis, why would they for Lowrie.

You can argue that when Lowrie does come back they can pull the trigger on moving Amed Rosario to center field. But honestly, the Mets have many outfield options as is and Rosario’s shaky glove may not be something we want to see in one of the most important defensive positions in the field.

Lowrie has been nonexistent so far in 2019. Let’s hope that trend does not continue.

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