4 former Mets players making a case to be an All-Star in 2024

There could be more ex-Mets in this year's All-Star Game than current ones.
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Who’ll represent the New York Mets at this year’s All-Star Game? Some lonely soul will be out there wearing the orange and blue at the midsummer classic. He might be standing alongside or at least competing against far more former Mets than current ones.

Not many former Mets are having a huge season. However, these four have made a strong case to be All-Stars in 2024.

1) Seth Lugo

A former Mets player everyone is still rooting for, Seth Lugo has reached a whole new level of excellence this season. And to think past regimes didn’t think he could start. Through the first two months of the MLB season he is an innings-eating, game-winning machine.

Despite getting beaten up by the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday, Lugo continues to lead the league with 9 wins and is tops with 84.1 innings. How ironic. A pitcher the Mets refused to put back in the rotation is now throwing more innings than anyone else. There definitely seems to be some sort of chip on his shoulder.

The ERA went up to 2.13 following his most recent outing. While still good and not about to erase him from All-Star contention, an ERA in the 1.00s was a good builder on a potential Cy Young case. Lugo doesn’t strike out a whole lot of batters so he’ll have to lean heavily into wins, innings pitched, and maybe even becoming a big reason why the Royals win the American League Central to overtake the competition.

A selection for Lugo as an All-Star would be the first of his career.