2. Mets fans have been done with Robinson Cano since his PED suspension.
The 2020 season came as a big shock to Mets fans. Cano went from looking like an average hitter at best to all of a sudden re-discovering his form in the shortened 2020 season.
He went on to slash .316/.352/.544 with ten home runs and 30 RBI in just 49 games and 171 at-bats. In 2019, he had 13 home runs and 39 RBI hitting third consistently in 390 at-bats. Cano posted a 143 OPS+ in 2020 compared to a 93 OPS+ in 2019. He somehow as a 37-year-old went from a below-average hitter to an all-star level hitter.
While I didn't expect Cano to be this good in 2021, it did give me some sort of hope that Cano might at least be an average hitter. He truly looked like the Robinson Cano of old in that season.
That jump, of course, was due to Cano's second PED suspension. Cano went from a guy who was certainly going to be in the Hall of Fame one day as the best offensive second baseman ever to a guy who I don't think gets in because of the PED usage.
This second suspension caused Cano to miss the entire 2021 season. While this was a blessing in disguise at the time, that meant Cano was going to return in 2022 after not playing for over a year and as a 39-year-old. A disaster waiting to happen.