How the Universal DH Impacts New York Mets

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Robinson Cano started off rocky in 2019 but started to come around a bit in September.

Robinson Cano should be better than his output last year. However, he did have some nice moments in September of last year, and it’s important to remember that the last time he switched teams, he struggled with inconsistency at the beginning of his tenure as well.

He was still much better than what he was last year, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a solid DH this year. A lot of teams would be interested in having him fill their designated hitter slot for them this season as he could put up some big numbers as we have seen in the past.

Over the last two years, his durability hasn’t been there, but this shorter season is a perfect time to get his durability back on track. He would have needed to stay in shape during quarantine, but that applies to everybody.

It’s difficult to not play Cano in the field considering how good he is as a defender, but he hasn’t won a Gold Glove since 2012, but don’t take his defense lightly. Just as a lot of teams would take interest in having him DH this year, a lot of teams would appreciate his glove as well.

He’s a future Hall of Famer (if forgiven for the PED drama), and it’s due to both his offense and defense. Ideally, the Mets can preserve both tools and still make the playoffs so he can be at full force come October.