4 winners and 3 losers of the first month of the 2024 Mets season

Starling Marte is hitting .288 and looks like his old self again, which is encouraging for the Mets to see.
Starling Marte is hitting .288 and looks like his old self again, which is encouraging for the Mets to see. / Adam Hunger/GettyImages
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New York Mets early season winner: Luis Severino

Among the starters in the Opening Day rotation, Luis Severino has been the most impressive. He is 2-2 with a 2.67 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 27.0 innings over 5 starts. His fastball command and confidence has shown up this season, which was something he did not have last season with the Yankees. Also, he has gone at least five innings in each start so far

His 2023 results and his overall talent made him one of the biggest boom or bust signings of the offseason, and so far, he's been a big-time boom as a Met. If Severino can keep this up, the Mets will be in the Wild Card conversation this summer.

New York Mets early season loser: Omar Narvaez

Omar Narvaez has had a brutal two-year tenure as a Met so far, both at and behind the plate. Last year, he had an OPS of just .580. This year, in 37 plate appearances, his OPS is just .458. Behind the plate, he already has a defensive runs saved mark of -4 in 90 innings behind the plate, thanks to a whopping 20 stolen bases without a runner caught, four errors, and a staff ERA of 5.20 when he is catching. For comparison, Francisco Alvarez has a staff ERA of 2.15 when he catches, while Tomas Nido has a staff ERA of 3.83 when he catches.

It's not looking good for Narvaez when it comes to his playing time, and he will probably be cut when Francisco Alvarez returns from injury. However, Narvaez did sign with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020 when the baseball operations head was... David Stearns. So perhaps a saving grace?