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Mets: Three current players we wish we returned on Boxing Day

Sep 17, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) watches his two run home run during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 17, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) watches his two run home run during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Jul 31, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) reacts after his solo home run in the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Does anyone know where we can find the receipt for these New York Mets players?

Every American kid grew up seeing Boxing Day on the calendar on December 26th. We never knew what it really was until Al Gore made his invention, the internet, available. It’s a day when bad Christmas gifts are returned or exchanged. Too bad the New York Mets don’t celebrate.

The current Mets roster has plenty of talented and beloved players. From the youngsters to the newcomers to those in their prime, it’s flush with favorites.

However, like the stale banana bread my grandmother gave me when I was eight, there are a few “gifts” on the Mets we wish we could box up and return. Do we have a drawer somewhere with the receipt?

Robinson Cano is the puppy that won’t behave

Did you ever get a pet for Christmas? My family wouldn’t have dreamed of it. It takes a lot of work to put in the love, effort, and care for a living thing. Making it tougher is the fact that some young animals just don’t listen.

Robinson Cano is anything but young and I can say this because he is one of the few Mets older than I am. However, he does have something in common with puppies: he just won’t listen.

Cano is the expensive Goldendoodle that runs around the house and destroys the other presents. He damages Jeff McNeil’s progress at second base and empties your wallet enough to where the old owners use him as an excuse as to why you can’t get another shiny new toy.

Cano’s suspension for the entire 2021 season might be good news for the Mets in terms of wins and losses. Still, it’s an embarrassment how one athlete can be so out-of-control and arrogant to think he could get away with cheating again.

Is it too late to put him up for adoption? Surely, there’s a good home out there for him somewhere.

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