3 former Mets failing miserably with their new teams in 2024

These three ex-Mets want a do-over on 2024 already.
Apr 12, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Flexen (77) reacts
Apr 12, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Flexen (77) reacts / Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
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3) Gary Sanchez

The Gary Sanchez era in Flushing lasted 3 games, 7 plate appearances, and weeks of speculation as to what he could offer them. Then the Mets designated him for assignment after just one hit and he found his way onto the San Diego Padres roster where he did a lot of the same things he did in the past. Sanchez would power 19 home runs all with a less than satisfactory .218/.292/.500 slash line.

It took Sanchez a while to find a job again this offseason. It was the Milwaukee Brewers who ended up signing him to be a DH/catcher/first baseman.

The change of scenery did him no good. Through 13 games and only 38 plate appearances, Sanchez is batting .167/.211/.361 with a pair of home runs. Although striking out much less than usual with only 6, Sanchez has drawn just 2 walks. A lack of consistent playing time might have the slugger a little overeager.

It’s difficult to see Sanchez earning much more playing time. Milwaukee catcher William Contreras is one of the best hitters in baseball this season. Although Rhys Hoskins has cooled off drastically since helping to hand the Mets a couple of early losses, his performance is far superior to what Sanchez has offered. Expect the Brewers to look for a more legitimate backup catcher at some point. Sanchez has 2 passed balls already in only 34 innings behind the plate.

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