These three members of the 2020 New York Mets won’t have any “Simple Minds” playing hit songs playing in a video montage one day in the future. We will forget about them.
Every year seems to have at least a small number of players on the roster we soon forget were members of the New York Mets. Even in a shortened 2020 season, there’s no exception.
An expanded roster plus some different rules on how teams can handle their players has led to no difference in how many different men have suited up for the Mets this year. Before the year is through, we may even get another name or two.
I don’t know how long it will take us to forget, but there will come a time when we look back at the 2020 season and see these three names pop up. We already knew them before they joined the team and as soon as next year we may forget they ever stopped by.
Believe it or not, there was a time when Mets fans wanted to see Brian Dozier start at second base. Back in the immediate post-Daniel Murphy days, Dozier was a guy I recall fans gushing over.
Can we blame them? Although he was never hitting for a superb batting average during his Minnesota Twins days, Dozier had a power stroke not many second basemen did. He hit 28 home runs and was an All-Star in 2015. In 2016, Dozier knocked 42 dingers then followed it up with another 34 in 2017.
Unfortunately for Dozier, that was about the end of his best years. He did play a big role on the 2019 Washington Nationals on their march to the championship. However, he was not the player he was during the prime years.
Dozier came to the Mets in 2020 shortly before the year began. He lasted about a month after hitting .133/.188/.133 in 16 plate appearances.
As limited as he was at the plate and with the glove, the team didn’t see a need to keep him any longer. Dozier was released and someday we’ll forget all about his seven games played with the club.