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Mets Season Review

2020 Mets takeaways: The rotation

Jacob deGrom was elite. The rest of the rotation, not so much.

2020 Mets takeaways: The outfield

A crowded outfield picture that somehow still has a big hole in the middle.

2020 Mets takeaways: The infield

The Mets have more viable major league starters in the infield than there are infield spots.

2020 Mets takeaways: The bullpen

Believe it or not, Mets relievers were closer to middle of the pack than the worst in baseball this year.

Chris Flexen had limited opportunity, and limited success, with the Mets in 2019

The pitcher only tossed 13 innings in the big leagues this year.

Calling Tim Peterson “Eliterson” was sarcastic

The righty reliever was wholly uninspiring.

Brad Brach was a solid midseason acquisition for the Mets

The New Jersey native captured the hearts of Mets fans during his brief tenure with the team in 2019.

Luis Avilan was almost the LOOGY the Mets needed

In a dismal Mets bullpen, Avilan had a chance to play an essential role before misuse and injury derailed things.

Drew Gagnon had an up and down 2019

I mean, didn’t we all?

Unexpected Met Marcus Stroman was right at home

A surprise midseason acquisition, Stroman turned out to be a great fit for his hometown team

Jeurys Familia’s return to the Mets was an unmitigated disaster

Not much went right for Familia in 2019.

Tyler Bashlor struggled in his second season

The young right-hander hasn’t been able to put it together yet.

Keon Broxton had limited success in limited playing time

The outfielder just never hit his stride with the Mets

Adeiny Hechavarria was not a very useful bench piece for the Mets

But he was for the Braves!

Carlos Gomez finally made his long-awaited Flushing return and was fun in limited action

Gomez found his way back to the team that he debuted with in 2007.

Dominic Smith’s season was pure magic

Once a top prospect, Smith bounced back from his brutal fall from grace to give the Mets some truly memorable moments.

Did Donnie Hart pitch for the 2019 Mets?

Reports say yes, but I’m skeptical.

Brooks Pounders is definitely someone who pitched for the Mets in 2019

While he may not have been the best, Brooks Pounders was certainly the biggest and beefiest of the boys.

Aaron Altherr spent a surprising amount of time on the Mets bench in 2019

Lacking viable outfield Altherr-natives, the team employed the waiver claim as a backup for a good portion of the season.

Corey Oswalt made two major league appearances in 2019, both out of the bullpen

He’s clearly at his best when starting, even if he never did in the majors this season.

Paul Sewald rode the roller coaster that was the 2019 Mets’ bullpen

Designated for assignment in May, Sewald was back in the majors in August to experience some highs and lows.

Chris Mazza finally got the long-awaited call to the big leagues in 2019

After eight years, Mazza made it to the majors with the Mets.

Sam Haggerty made it to the big leagues

Haggerty was a nice story who gained attention through a viral video of his call up.

Todd Frazier was fine, but not great, in 2019

The third baseman from New Jersey was okay for the Mets in 2019.

Jason Vargas was probably fine, but needed to go

Threatening a reporter isn’t cool.

Juan Lagares’s Mets tenure (likely) ended with a whimper

One of the longest-tenured Mets had a poor season with both the bat and the glove.

Robinson Cano’s Mets debut was marred by injuries and poor performance

It was a forgettable year for the second-baseman with plenty of blame to go around

Ryan O’Rourke had an adventurous season in the Mets’ system

The veteran lefty deserved a longer look in the majors.

Nobody knows what happened to Jed Lowrie in 2019

He did, in fact, play in actual baseball games for the Mets this year, and that’s about the best we can say.

Luis Guillorme proved he belongs in 2019

The young defensive wizard had some big moments for the Mets this season.

Rene Rivera deserved more than nine games with the Mets

The 36-year old catcher took advantage of the juiced ball in Triple-A and would’ve been an improvement over Nido.

Justin Wilson was a very good exception to the Mets’ bullpen rule

Surrounded by disasters and disappointments, Wilson shone as a reliever for the 2019 Mets.