5 Mets players we were wrong about to start the season

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5) We were wrong about NY Mets catcher Tomas Nido

It’s going to be hard to justify keeping Tomas Nido around. Prior to landing on the IL, the longtime Mets catcher was batting .118/.148/.118 with declining defensive skills. The one thing that had kept him in the major leagues for all of these years was his work behind the plate, not at it. Well, with very little offense and a not-so-special ability to call games, he has become irrelevant.

None of us were completely wrong about Nido, but we all assumed he’d be at least somewhere close to the hitter he was the last two years. Nido saw his playing time increase in 2021 and in 2022 he was the main guy behind the plate. A .239/.276/.324 slash line in 313 plate appearances last season gave us confidence that he could at least remain on as the short-end of a catching platoon with Omar Narvaez. Instead, he has been passed by Francisco Alvarez already.

Nido had a productive preseason where he actually hit the ball amazingly well. This furthered the thought that maybe the Mets would be okay with him playing regularly against left-handed pitchers. Why is it when games don’t count, certain players perform better?

With egg all over the face, these are the Mets players many of us were wrong about.