Injuries Plague the Mets

Kyle Kirshenbaum, Staff Writer

Spring 2023 Edition

With the regular season a week away, the Mets already had to deal with the injury bug. In a major blow to the Mets World Series hopes, star closer Edwin Diaz went down with an awful season-ending ACL injury.
As a result, the ownership is going to have to try to find the closest replacement to him. They have recently inquired about signing his brother Alexis Diaz from the Reds. If they don’t get him, they have Adam Ottavino and David Robertson as the “next man up” to try to fill his seemingly irreplaceable role as the closer.
Their success will be determined by how they respond to adversity and how their best hitters (Alonso, McNeil and Lindor) perform throughout the season. The first month of the season is almost over and the Mets have already dealt with a lot of ups and downs.
A few hours before Opening Day, star pitcher Justin Verlander suffered an elbow injury. The Mets started off 3 and 4 in their first seven games and lost 10 to 0 and 9 to 0 in Milwaukee. The owner Billy Eppler received lots of criticism for not bringing up Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez from the minors.
Then they began to get their mojo back. Starting off with their first home series against the Marlins, Fransisco Lindor and Pete Alonso began to hit the ball like they usually do. And they have been able to rattle off 8 wins in their last 11, just recently a win against the Dodgers and a sweep against Oakland.