Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso both came on strong late in the season. The historic collapses of 2007 and 2008 also turn out to only affect playoff seeding, as the Mets never really face danger of missing the postseason all together in either of those seasons. This also means the Reyes-Wright-Beltran-Delgado core has more than one real chance at making it to the promised land. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. And the 2020 Mets have simply not been good enough to win baseball games. It’s a free country. Many thanks to him. Michael Conforto posted a career-best .927 OPS over 54 games and Robinson Cano bounced back from an uneven first season in Queens with 10 homers and an .896 OPS over 49 games. It should have been better than this.
The team hired Carlos Beltrán to be their manager in November 2019, however in the wake of the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal, on January 16, 2020, Beltrán and the Mets agreed to part ways. Alonso saw decreases in barrel percentage and hard-hit percentage, which resulted in a .227 xBA, so he mostly deserved the numbers he put up this year. Dominic Smith makes a nice defensive play and picks up two doubles to set a club record for most through 60 games in a season. Combined, the trio has a record … They never won more than three games in a row. Never enough of them in a row. Despite the expanded playoffs guaranteeing several mediocre to bad teams making it into the tournament, the Mets still didn’t make it this year. The last quarter-century of Mets baseball looks dramatically different if there was an expanded postseason every year. So yes, the 2015 Nationals choke is also made irrelevant by the expanded postseason. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. That’s very little winning and a whole lot of learning. Not enough of them. Editor’s Note: Whether you want to win a 50/50 or take down a GPP, use our DFS Optimizer, customizable projections and more to create the smartest lineups.
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He wouldn’t notch another save until August 28, but he did a wonderful job turning his season around. He’s back to top-tier closer status. Even so, it’s hard to not shake our heads in disgust at the GM. In other words, he shouldn’t be projected to be a .300 hitter in 2021. While Conforto moved away from a pull-heavy approach, his .412 batting average on balls in play can’t be ignored, especially with no change in his strikeout rate.