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NY Mets dream starting lineup for the 2022 season

Aug 2, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; detailed view of the cap and glove of New York Mets shortstop Javier Baez (not pictured) in the dugout prior to the game against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 2, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; detailed view of the cap and glove of New York Mets shortstop Javier Baez (not pictured) in the dugout prior to the game against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 7, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and second baseman Javier Baez (23) celebrate after winning the game 9-4 against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and second baseman Javier Baez (23) celebrate after winning the game 9-4 against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets went 77-85 this season finishing in third place in the National League East and missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Steve Cohen’s first season as the owner of the Mets included plenty of ups and downs. The Mets were in first place for a majority of the season but collapsed in the second half.

One issue that plagued the Mets all season was their struggling offense.

The Mets were 27th in all of baseball scoring just 3.93 runs per game. The 52-110 Orioles and Diamondbacks scored more runs per game than the Mets.

It felt like the team could not get a clutch hit all year.

Seemingly everyone not named Pete Alonso underperformed. Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil both had atrocious years at the plate and spent a lot of time on the injured list. Dom Smith went from the 2020 Mets MVP to a bench player in September.

Francisco Lindor was awful for the first two months before finally turning things around. James McCann was a massive disappointment. Up and down the lineup everyone disappointed.

The pitching carried the Mets in the first half. Once Jacob deGrom went down, things fell apart.

With the Braves in the World Series while the Mets are sitting at home I expect Steve Cohen to blow past the luxury tax threshold. There are some really good players here but a lot of holes. This lineup I hope the Mets can put together is unlikely, but possible. Hopefully, they can make it happen.

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