Mets fans have already lost patience with these 3 players
3) NY Mets fans have lost patience with Tomas Nido
Like DH, the Mets entered the season with questions around how much offense they would get from the catcher position. Omar Narvaez was signed last winter to provide some pop but suffered an injury early in April, leaving Tomas Nido and young prospect Francisco Alvarez as options in the short term.
And while most attention has been on Alvarez and his uneven start since being called up, a lack of production from Nido has truly magnified issues at the bottom of the lineup. Nido hasn’t contributed at all with the bat, with just five hits (all singles) in 43 at-bats through April.
Of course, Nido’s value to the team in recent years has been his defense and pitch framing ability behind the plate. But last year, Nido found ways to contribute offensively, often moving runners into scoring position and being the team’s most effect bunter. Unfortunately, nothing has gone right for Nido on either side of the ball to date.
As Alvarez continues to get comfortable, both at the plate and calling games, it will be interesting to see how playing time shakes out between the two. More notably, it’s fair to wonder if Nido keeps a spot on the team should he fail to get on track by the time Narvaez returns from injury.