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NY Mets Roster: 3 players I’m ready to drive to the airport

Sep 4, 2020; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith (2) and third baseman J.D. Davis (28) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 4, 2020; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith (2) and third baseman J.D. Davis (28) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 3, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets manager Luis Rojas (19) walks on the field during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets manager Luis Rojas (19) walks on the field during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets stumbled to the finish line in 2021 and that is mainly because of the number of players who underperformed. Going into this season, I expected this Mets lineup to be among the league’s best but instead, they are tied for the third-lowest in runs per game at an abysmal 3.91. They are among rebuilding teams like the Pirates, Rangers, Orioles, and Marlins.

They spent over 100 days in first place this season and that was mainly due to the pitching. Led by a historic first half from Jacob deGrom, an all-star half for Taijuan Walker, and Marcus Stroman pitching like an ace, the Mets seemed destined to win the division.

In the second half, deGrom was hurt, Walker struggled mightily, and the rest of the rotation struggled as a whole.

Having a losing season with this Mets roster is unacceptable.

The only players who did what they were expected to while staying healthy for a majority of the season are Pete Alonso, Jonathan Villar, Marcus Stroman, and most of the bullpen.

The rest of the team underperformed and is the reason why the Mets will be watching the postseason from home for a fifth consecutive year.

I expect there to be a lot of change with the coaching staff with Luis Rojas being fired among others but change must happen with the players as well. Some of the guys who underperformed I believe can bounce back and stay but others I am ready to drive to the airport.

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