The New York Mets, with a disappointing 75-87 record, failed to impress their fans this season.
Supporters expected New York to compete for the World Series trophy in the fall.
Instead, the organization fell out of the race early, traded some veterans, and restocked the farm system.
You could say it was a lost year in Queens, but that wasn’t exactly the case.
Mets fans got to watch an impressive debut season from Kodai Senga, another excellent power performance from Pete Alonso, and Francisco Lindor’s finest season in recent memory.
Lindor logged his first 30-30 season and hit 31 homers, drove in 98 runs, stole 31 bases, and had a .806 OPS.
He hadn’t been this good since 2019, and also showcased his incredible defense.
According to Mets insider Andy Martino, he did it while playing injured.
“Francisco Lindor played through an elbow injury all season, reports @martinonyc: ‘According to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, Lindor first felt the effects of the bone spur in his right elbow during spring training. The discomfort lingered through the season, but he did not want to make it public, or stop playing,'” SNY Mets tweeted.
Francisco Lindor played through an elbow injury all season, reports @martinonyc:
“According to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, Lindor first felt the effects of the bone spur in his right elbow during spring training. The discomfort lingered through the season,… pic.twitter.com/X0baEiYmZF
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) October 11, 2023
Lindor became the fourth member of the exclusive 30-30 club in Mets history, and used shift restrictions to showcase his amazing range with a glove on his hand.
It’s impressive that he did all this while feeling less than 100 percent healthy for virtually all the season.
The team hasn’t confirmed if he is going to undergo any type of procedure.
For the time being, fans can expect him to be ready for spring training to help the Mets get back on track in 2024.NEXT: Top Mets Executive Resigns Amid MLB Investigation