The current brand has nothing happy to the owner of the team of New YorkSteve Cohen, who does not see the investment made in the offseason endorsed in the field.
“It’s hard to understand how professional hitters can be so unproductive. The best teams have a more disciplined approach. Slugging and OPS numbers don’t lie,” he posted Cohen this week on his Twitter account.
Francisco Lindor, who arrived with high expectations and has been one of the biggest disappointments of this year, had to admit that Cohen is right.
Although the Mets had serious injury problems with their starters (Jacob deGrom couldn’t pitch after the All-Star Game, Noah Syndergaard has yet to return, and Carlos Carrasco made his debut recently), it’s his poor offense that has him in a bad position.
The Mets rank 28th in slugging percentage and OPS. With this season all but lost, it’s time to start thinking about the future.
What decisions will you make for 2022? The first thing will surely be to let go of Michael Conforto, who has a poor .220 batting average with just 8 home runs and 30 RBIs this year.
Then they can take the risk of keeping Javier Baez, who they brought in in a trade and will be a free agent at the end of the season. Although right now he is injured and has not performed what was expected, but it is hoped that he will get on well with Lindor and they will be a lethal mix.
Nick Castellanos or Starling Marte are names you can consider to replace Conforto. Although deGrom and Syndergaard should be back in 2022, it wouldn’t hurt to give manager Luis Rojas another pitcher, be it in the winter market or through a trade.
And the Mets definitely need to find a way to beef up their bullpen after Edwin Diaz’s erratic performances. Management will have a lot of work to do in the months to come.