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Mets Season Review

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.

The Mets got a good outcome out of Colin Holderman

Holderman pitched solid in relief at the major league level and then was dealt for an important offensive contributor.

Stephen Nogosek had his best big league season yet in 2022

The right-handed reliever had a 2.45 ERA in his time with the Mets this year.

Jacob deGrom went out on a high note in 2022

With his Mets future in question, deGrom proved his worth and ability (maybe) one last time.

Brandon Nimmo did Brandon Nimmo things in 2022

He had a high on base percentage, came up with some timely hits, and ran to first base when he walked.

Darin Ruf was utterly useless for the Mets

The team acquired him at the deadline, and he contributed almost nothing from that point onward.

Injuries prevented Trevor May from having much of an impact in 2022

The right-hander only appeared in 26 games, but he did get better as the year went along.

Drew Smith was a good, not great, reliever in 2022

Despite ups and downs, Smith solidified his bullpen spot for the future.

Starling Marte had a very Starling Marte season

He was everything the Mets needed him to be when he was on the field.

Tomás Nido was the team’s lone Gold Glove finalist in 2022

Nido was great defensively and did just enough offensively to earn the majority of the playing time behind the plate.

Max Scherzer was everything the Mets hoped he would be, until he wasn’t

He was the ace of the team for much of the season, but he faltered in his two biggest starts.

Pete Alonso hit his way into the Mets record book again in 2022

Alonso set the franchise’s single-season RBI record while mashing 40 home runs.

James McCann was an offensive black hole in 2022

McCann struggled through injuries this year and was even worse than he was in 2021, and now the Mets must move on.

Carlos Carrasco improved in his second season with the Mets

Having pitched poorly in 2021, the veteran was a capable starter for the Mets this year.

Mark Canha was very solid for the Mets in 2022

The outfielder had a very good year on the field and very likable.

Seth Lugo was cromulent for the Mets in last season before free agency

The once-excellent reliever was solid in 2022.

Jerad Eickhoff was bad, but he’s not the one to blame

He’s a very easy target, but the fault goes far beyond a guy making 5 appearances.

Jacob deGrom was again the best pitcher in the world before injuries set in

The Mets were lost without their ace.

Aside from dugout fireworks, Jeff McNeil was boring in 2021

Despite being one of the most productive offensive players in the game over the past few seasons, McNeil provided little offensive value to the Mets this year.

Dominic Smith left a lot to be desired in 2021

Smith went from an MVP caliber season to a bat off the bench in a year.

J.D. Davis suffered through an injury plagued season in 2021

The righty was bothered by a hand injury through much of the season.

The Mets made a Dick Mountain out of a Rich Hill

Sure, he wasn’t the best arm traded at the deadline, but he sure was the oldest.

It was a tale of two halves for Taijuan Walker in 2021

Walker made the All-Star team for the first time in his major league career. Alas, there was an entire second half of baseball to play after that.

Miguel Castro was solid in middle relief for the Mets in 2021

Like much of the 2021 Mets bullpen, he had his rough patches, but was otherwise reliable.