3 Mets we'll wish we had back for the 2024 season

These coaches and players had memorable moments for the Mets in 2023.

Jul 9, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; New York Mets left fielder Mark Canha (19) watches his
Jul 9, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; New York Mets left fielder Mark Canha (19) watches his / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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2. David Robertson

Every spring training, the Mets enter spring training with one noticeable but just-worthy difference: a revamped bullpen centered around Diaz. The plan heading into 2022 was to give Showalter a multitude of late-inning options to bridge the gap between the starting pitcher and the 9th inning. Eppler addressed this need by trading for Brooks Raley and signing Adam Ottavino and David Robertson to one-year contracts.

As with every spring training, the roster on opening day was not exactly what Eppler and Showalter had in mind. Diaz was expected to miss the entire 2023 season following his injury in the World Baseball Classic, meaning their bullpen depth would be tested. Luckily for the Mets, Robertson's track record as a closer even at age 38 was brilliant. The only downside is the role change meant a greater reliance on fringe roster players like Jeff Brigham and John Curtiss

Robertson proved his comeback season in 2022 with the Chicago Cubs was legit, posting a 2.05 ERA through 44 innings with the Mets. Considering the revamped bullpen under Stearns with many unknown commodities, we will miss the calm demeanor Robertson had in saving 14 games for the Mets last season. The bright lights of New York never phased him, having pitched in high-leverage situations for the New York Yankees. Furthermore, Robertson still has the composure to strand inherited men on base, something the Mets haven't had.