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Three Mets we wish we saw more of during the 2019 season

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 30: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits an rbi single scoring Marcus Semien #10 against the Seattle Mariners in the bottom of the eighth inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 30: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits an rbi single scoring Marcus Semien #10 against the Seattle Mariners in the bottom of the eighth inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL SEPTEMBER 16: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics, now with the New York Mets, hits a foul ball during the third inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field on September 16, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr./Getty Images)

These three New York Mets didn’t see much (if any) action at all in 2019. As fans, we wish we got to see more of them.

The New York Mets have established a reputation of being one of the most injury-riddled teams in MLB over the last few seasons. This year has not been as bad, especially compared to 2018, but they have still lost some impactful players to the IL. Let’s take a look at three Mets’ players we wish we got to see play more this season.

3) Jed Lowrie

Mets’ fans were not ecstatic, understandably so, about the Jed Lowrie signing this past offseason because the team already had a crowded infield and desperately needed help in the bullpen.

The Mets signed the 34-year-old infielder to a two-year, $20 million deal in January, and Lowrie has yet to play a single game with the Mets. He suffered a sprained capsule in his left knee early in Spring Training and has been dealing with a string of injuries since, most recently a right calf injury.

Even though the Mets didn’t need to sign Lowrie, it still would have been nice to see him this year for several reasons. To begin with, Lowrie is a versatile defender who has spent a great deal of time at second base, third base, and shortstop. Like most of the Mets’ current infielders, he isn’t necessarily a good defender, but the fact that he is capable of playing multiple positions is a plus.

Lowrie is also a switch-hitter, which is a great asset to bring to any lineup, especially in the playoffs. Additionally, what made the Mets more inclined to sign him is that Lowrie is coming off the best season of his career. With the Oakland A’s last year, Lowrie slashed .267/.353/.448 while hitting a career-high 23 home runs and batting in a career-high 99 runs. He was also named to the All-Star Game for the first time in his career.

The good news is that Lowrie is making progress during his rehabilitation process and, at this point, I would be surprised if we don’t eventually see him with the Mets in 2019, especially if they make the playoffs. The team does not really need him to do much because so many of their infielders are playing well, but they’ll need all the help they can get as they push for October.

The Lowrie signing was definitely one of the worst offseason moves that newly-hired General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen made because of the team’s already-crowded infield, the fact that they did not adequately address their needs in the bullpen, and because Lowrie has always been injury-prone. However, the veteran infielder has had a respectable career and is coming off his best season so he may have been able to contribute to the team’s productivity.

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