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Mets Season Review

Brandon Nimmo demonstrated why he’s a good investment

In the first year of his new contract, the Mets’ center fielder set career highs in home runs and runs batted in.

Tommy Pham turned out to be a great signing

Pham provided far more value than anticipated and then was traded for an exciting prospect.

Brooks Raley was solid out of the bullpen

Raley’s 2023 was a rare highlight in the Mets’ bullpen

David Robertson was an ideal free agent signing for the Mets

He came, he pitched well, and he was traded away for some good players.

Mark Vientos raised more questions than he answered in 2023

Vientos flashed some power but was largely unproductive at the big league level.

Max Scherzer was all over the place in 2023

Before he left the Mets, his season was marked by inconsistency.

Grant Hartwig still has work to do

Hartwig didn’t live up to his sleeper hype, but some arsenal changes could still make him a valuable pitcher.

Omar Narváez had a weird season

The catcher signed a 2-year deal in the offseason

The David Peterson Experience was on full display in 2023

Things were particularly bad early on, as Peterson remains an enigma.

Adam Ottavino’s 2023 season wasn’t as good as his 2022 season

Having made a great first impression with the Mets, Ottavino was a little less effective this year.

Drew Smith had a bit of a rocky 2023 season

Smith’s ERA jumped nearly a full run from his 2022 mark.

Starling Marte took a big step in the wrong direction in 2023

A key part of the Mets’ success in 2022, Marte never looked right this year.

DJ Stewart had a great month for the Mets

The former Oriole really cooked from mid-August through mid-September.

Tylor Megill had yet another mediocre year in 2023

This might just be who Tylor Megill is.

Eduardo Escobar’s abridged 2023 season with the Mets was one to forget

Escobar’s struggles cleared the path for Brett Baty and spelled the end of his Mets tenure.

Joey Lucchesi was solid when called upon for the Mets

The lefty was called upon infrequently but always delivered.

Francisco Lindor had the quietest 30/30 season imaginable

By all measures, Lindor had an MVP-caliber season, and he did it all while quietly battling bone spurs in his elbow.

Daniel Vogelbach had a disastrous 2023

Vogelbach—fairly or unfairly—became one of the poster boys for the Mets’ 2023 failures in many ways.

Ronny Mauricio performed basically as expected at the big league level

The 22-year-old flashed some eye-popping tools but did not shed his alarming underlying traits.

Kodai Senga somehow exceeded all expectations in 2023

Hopes were high with the Japanese ace coming over to pitch for the Mets, and yet, he was better than advertised.

Jeff McNeil had a weird 2023 season

McNeil hit well early and late in the season but struggled mightily in between.

J.D. Davis’s best work came after leaving the Mets

The DH struggled until being traded to the Giants.

Trevor Williams was indispensable for the 2022 Mets

Pitching mostly out of the bullpen and starting for the Mets when necessary, Williams carved out a role for himself in 2022.

2022 was a bookend season for Eduardo Escobar

The Mets’ third baseman and Fogo de Chão enthusiast had a fast start and a strong finish with a prolonged period of struggle in between.

Tylor Megill looked fantastic in 2022...until he got hurt

Big Drip’s velocity bump led to a dominant April, but may have come at a cost.

Francisco Lindor was everything the Mets paid for in 2022

After a lukewarm start to his Mets tenure, Lindor put up one of the best seasons of his career

It was the end of the road for Dominic Smith in 2022

Smith’s inability to get his groove back spelled the end of his Mets tenure.

Despite some solid numbers, David Peterson was maddening in 2022

The Mets may want to think twice before handing Peterson a rotation spot on the 2023 team

Jeff McNeil was as good as ever in 2022

The 30-year-old who can do it all had his best season in 2022 and won a batting title.

Mychal Givens was snake bit from the start

The relief pitcher was the wrong player at the wrong time for the Mets.

Adam Ottavino was very good for the Mets in 2022

Eight wines was the Mets’ second best reliever and had a near-career year.

Edwin Díaz was elite in 2022

The best reliever in baseball this season, Díaz’s outings became a can’t-miss event at Citi Field.