All of us have broken a family heirloom in the living room as a child while playing with a ball or a balloon. It’s why we can’t have nice things. They tend to always break and let us down like these five New York Mets players.
Coming into the year, there was varying hope that these five would provide the club with a solid performance. Unfortunately, whenever the good times seemed to roll, they didn’t go very far.
These five Mets have butchered any of the trust we once had for them going forward. A role change or less playing time could help. Until then, putting any faith in them recovering for next year is futile.
1) NY Mets pitcher David Peterson butchered any trust we had in him
David Peterson has had a curious Mets career. He stepped up big for the team in 2020 and again in 2022 whilst in a smaller role. In 2021 and 2023 when they were counting on him to do much more, Peterson came up short.
This year’s version of Peterson was inexcusably bad. He had every chance possible to stay in the rotation and help keep the Mets afloat in the absence of some of their bigger name starters. He ended up demoted and has since practically removed himself as an option for the rotation next year—unless of course the Mets care to find out a little more about what he can offer.
Peterson’s trajectory could have him staying in limbo as a starter they recall from Triple-A and demote as needed or he makes a full-time switch to the bullpen. It’s necessary to have players like this. The problem is Peterson hasn’t always been the most effective in it.
We’re all hoping Peterson finds some more consistency either as a starter or reliever. This goes for this other guy in the same boat.