The New York Mets have not had the season that many fans expected. When the Mets traded for Francisco Lindor expectations were that the team would compete with the Atlanta Braves for the division. However, the Mets’ hopes for contending were essentially over by mid-season. Instead of being on top of the division, they were often stuck in third place and under .500.
The Mets are one of the most disappointing teams in baseball, which means that a house cleaning may happen soon. Although it is true that the team suffered a lot of injuries that didn’t help the cause, baseball is a results-oriented business, and teams are expected to overcome injuries. Unlike in basketball, where one player means significantly more owing to the fact of only having five men on the court at once, baseball relies on every player on the roster contributing.