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Mets droughts shortstop Francisco Lindor could help end in 2021

Feb 25, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) walks to the batting cage during spring training workouts at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 25, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) walks to the batting cage during spring training workouts at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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New York Mets infielder Francisco Lindor makes a throw to first base after fielding a ground ball on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, during a spring training game against the Houston Astros at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie. A smaller crowd than usual was in attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions as stadium capacity was reduced by 80 percent.Tcn Mets Opening Day 04

Just the word drought makes my mouth dry up. The New York Mets are familiar with it in a variety of areas. As a team and as individuals, there are plenty of ongoing droughts with the organization.

Alone, one man cannot end every drought within the organization. However, new shortstop Francisco Lindor has a chance to put an end to at least three of them.

In 2021, I expect Lindor to at least make an attempt at bringing some rain to these three ongoing Mets droughts.

Lindor can help end the championship drought

Oh, baby! Go big or go home. We’re starting off with the one drought everyone cares about the most: a championship.

The Mets haven’t won a World Series in my lifetime and I already have a bad hip, hatred for property taxes, and a universal sense of jadedness about everything in the world. To put it another way, I’m getting old!

The 1986 championship remains the last in club history. The team has made it to the playoffs a few times since, twice losing in the World Series.

Lindor obviously won’t be able to end this drought regardless of how well he plays. He’ll need help from the other men around him. Luckily, from the last player on the roster up to the owner, everyone seems eager to put an end to this long-lasting drought.

More than 34 years have gone by since the Mets last lifted the Commissioner’s Trophy in triumph. In 2021, with Lindor at shortstop and a lot of talent around him, he can help put an end to this painful streak.

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