4 Mets highlights from the first half of the 2022 season

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Mets Highlight: May 2nd, Mets DFA Robinson Canó

A few days after the combined no-hitter, the Mets made a tough decision to designate Robinson Canó for assignment.

It was a tough decision considering that he still had two years left on his deal and close to $38mil left on his contract but it had to be done. Canó had struggled to start the season hitting .195 with one home run and 3 runs batted in.

With a roster move needing to be made and a four-hit game from an also struggling Dom Smith the day before, the Mets decided to make a “baseball decision” and drop Robinson Cano.

The move set a couple of things in motion. For one it showed that the front office meant business and that they weren’t afraid to make the right decisions just because of a contract. Something that was lacking from previous ownership. It definitely felt that the remnants of the Wilpon Era were washed away for good.

The move to bring in Canó was not really met with much fanfare. Yes, it brought over All-Star closer Edwin Diaz but the deal in itself was panned due to the fact that the Mets gave up two highly touted prospects, including top outfield prospect Jared Kelenic. An aging Canó at the end of his career was not what this fan base wanted, especially at the money he was making.

It’s all over now and all sides have moved on, and moved on for the better.