2) Ramirez and Lindor have proven chemistry
This is a key factor in a potential deal. The Mets are no strangers to stars struggling to adjust to NYC. Edwin Diaz looked completely lost in his first year with the team. Lindor also struggled to find his stride during his inaugural season.
We do, however, know that both Lindor and Ramirez are comfortable and confident playing alongside one another. The tandem found great success developing into All-Stars and leading Cleveland to a recent World Series berth.
Not only would a reunion ease the transition for Ramirez, but it could also prove beneficial for Lindor’s second year with the club. Perhaps, both players could capture their 2016 mojo and catapult the Mets into a long playoff run.
3) Ramirez would fix the Mets third base revolving door
The hot corner in New York has been the franchise’s most inconsistent position. JD Davis appeared to be the future solution after a breakout in 2019. Now, he seems much more suited for a bench role.
Jeff McNeil’s arm strength makes him much more suitable as a second baseman or corner outfielder. If he returns to the team as a long-term option. No one else who has manned the position recently is a serious contender anyway.
The Mets have been linked to veterans like Nolan Arenado, Kyle Seager, and others as they try to find their solution. Ramirez would give the franchise a star player to fix their hot corner struggles.