The New York Mets are almost two weeks into their season and despite some adversity that the team has faced, you have to think that they should be pretty happy with the start they're on right now. The pitching has been solid, the offense has been playing a lot better and the bullpen despite the loss of Edwin Diaz had been a welcoming surprise.
But yet, there is one player that has Mets fans driving crazy about that has not been having the same success other players have been having. That would be Eduardo Escobar.
Eduardo Escobar's slump with the Mets has continued
Eduardo Escobar was already entering this season with a lot of pressure on him with the emergence of one of the Met's top prospects Brett Baty and after the struggles he had in spring training, they have carried over into the start of the regular season. In the 10 games that the Mets third baseman has been playing in, Escobar's stats have not been pretty as he has gone a woeful four for 32 at the plate with 10 strikeouts to go along with it. That is good for a batting average of .118 which will not get Mets fans happy as many of them anxiously wait for the arrival of Baty to the big leagues again.
Sure, Escobar did hit a home run on Saturday against the Marlins that fired him up and the team. Plus, he did also drive in a run with a sacrifice fly after the Mets win over the Padres last night. He still only has four hits to begin the season and that will not get Mets fans any less patient with him.
Escobar is on a very tight leash for the Mets right now and with this being the last year of his contract with the club, he may very well be traded sooner rather than later with Baty already off to a hot start in Triple-A. These next few series will determine if Escobar can break out of this slump he has been in or may end up being the end for him as a member of the New York Mets.