3) Maybe the Amazins oldest friend, the injury bug
Another yearly Mets nemesis, the injury bug. The Amazins position players have fared ok with avoiding injuries, with Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, Brandon Nimmo and Eduardo Escobar having been in the lineup almost every day.
Where the Mets have been hit hardest however is injuries to their pitching. Max Scherzer missed almost two months, while Jacob DeGrom has yet to throw an inning in the big leagues this year, but should be back soon.
Tylor Megill has also missed time, as has Trevor May coming out of the bullpen. The Mets have already added depth position players for the stretch run with Daniel Vogelbach and Tyler Naquin.
We’ve all seen the story before of key Mets players going down at the worst possible time. The team this year at leasts seems to be preparing somewhat for possible injuries, through trade acquisitions to bolster the bench.
Despite the struggles the team has had and will go through this season, with their core of talented players and an experienced manager like Buck Schowalter at the helm, they are set up to be in a good position come playoff time.