These three members of the 2020 New York Mets have been much more fun to watch than many of us expected.
Fun and the year 2020 don’t really go together. From the global pandemic to the woes the New York Mets starting rotation has faced this season, it has been an oddly un-fun year.
Not everything is bad. Some members of the Mets have actually made the game fun to watch.
There are certainly some obvious guys who made Mets baseball enjoyable so far this season. Joining them are these three men I didn’t think see coming.
Robinson Cano is becoming the player the Mets wanted
Who else didn’t think Robinson Cano would do much of anything in 2020? Can I get a show of hands?
When the Mets acquired Cano I had high expectations. I didn’t think he would set any records but I figured he might at least hit for a high batting average and supply them with some run-production.
It never happened in 2019. Fortunately, we have seen a much better version of Cano in 2020.
Through his first 65 plate appearances, Cano has slashed .373/.415/.644 with 4 home runs and 13 RBI. It’s an incredible turnaround from the performance we saw in 2019 when he looked nearly finished.
There’s a whole lot of good to say about how well Cano has hit in 2020. It’s one of the most pleasant surprises of all and something I look forward to seeing in a full 162-game schedule next year.
Cano is a little different from the other two players I felt were worthy of making this list. We had seen Cano dominate in the past during his glory days with the New York Yankees. My other two entries are doing it for the first time.