3 reasons the Mets already feel like April’s Fools

New month, same Mets.

Apr 1, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) reacts after
Apr 1, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) reacts after / John Jones-USA TODAY Sports
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2) Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Lindor continue to do nothing

What’s going on with these two? In the offseason the only debate routinely discussed with them is who the better leader is. Funny. Now a combined 2 for 32 with 8 strikeouts and zero extra base hits, it’s probably time to try something different with the batting order.

The Mets did push Francisco Alvarez up in the lineup on Monday for one change. However, Nimmo and Lindor remain in the one and two spot. Perhaps splitting them up with Alvarez or even the second hottest hitter on the roster, Starling Marte, is a worthwhile experiment. After all, if Marte has a good year, hitting second is the best place for him.

Nimmo and Lindor aren’t alone in their early malaise. Jeff McNeil is 1 for 12. Pointing a quick finger at the part-timers, the Mets have gotten very little out of them, too. And because it’s early in the season, each of them must get at least one start, right?

While it doesn’t solve anything, a lineup of Nimmo followed by Marte and then Lindor is easy enough to try. Anything, really, is worth experimenting with at this point. It’s a horrible look for your two most expensive everyday players to be this lost. If we had to pick one reason why the Mets are winless, it’s this.