3 ways this year's Mets team secured themselves as the most disappointing in franchise history

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3. This is pretty much the same Mets team from last year

Besides Jacob deGrom and a couple other pieces like Taijuan Walker and Chris Bassitt leaving in free agency, this is pretty much the same New York Mets team that won 101 games last season. So what has gone wrong with the 2023 Mets?

As it stands now, they're 45-51 on the season and there can be a ton to blame for the Mets lackluster season if we are being kind. Second-year players for the Mets who had good seasons last year have been anything but that with Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Daniel Vogelbach who played well and helped the Mets get to the postseason, have at some points been a shell of themselves. Also, after a nice first season in New York for Max Scherzer, he's been very up and down for the Mets in 2023 as it still does not feel like we have seen the best of Scherzer.

And it's not just these players who've struggled. As of late, players on this team who we had such sky-high expectations this year have struggled, especially as of late. Take, for example, Jeff McNeill. McNeil who won a batting title for the Mets in 2022 with a batting average of .326 has seen a major decline in production. Right now, his batting average is at .246 which is shocking to see and it's not just McNeil who's struggled.

Pete Alonso looks totally lost at the plate right now as his batting average is at a woeful .204 and has gone just two for his last 17 at the plate in five games. Sure there have been some bright spots from the Mets this year like what we saw last year, but this is a very similar squad from a year ago and many baseball experts thought that they would be better than last year.