Mets “Freezing Cold Takes” that did not turn out as planned
Jed Lowrie would get at least one hit as a Met
This really did not seem like much to ask. When the Mets signed Jed Lowrie to a two-year deal in January 2019, he was coming off of an All-Star season with the Oakland A’s that landed him at number two on MLB Network’s “Top 10 Second Basemen Right Now” list entering the 2019 season. He was expected to provide quality infield depth alongside the recently-acquired Robinson Cano, who ranked as the fourth-best second baseman in baseball at that time and add a potent veteran bat into the Mets lineup.
Unfortunately, Lowrie was a mysterious presence in the Mets organization almost as soon as he arrived in spring training. A series of knee injuries and setbacks with ever-increasing severity limited him to just seven at-bats as a Met, all of them in September 2019.
After an initial MRI in February 2019 for a sore left knee, Lowrie had a myriad of injuries over the next couple of years including a capsule strain, a hamstring strain, and something called “PCL Laxity” that I guarantee no Mets fan had heard of before this news broke. Lowrie was such a non-factor for the Mets that his very existence was questioned by the entire fanbase, to the point where our trusty beat writers had to send out tweets like this.
The fact is, I have the same amount of hits in a Mets uniform as Jed Lowrie. Given that he is an MLB player and I am not, this does not reflect well on the Lowrie signing.