Jeff McNeil is commercially available

Jeff McNeil is commercially available

However, a lot of Mets batters suffered mightily in 2021, notably McNeil, who batted just.251/.319/.360 with a.679 OPS in 120 games.

Jeff McNeil, the Mets’ second baseman/utility guy, has an excellent career slash line of.319/.383/.501/.884 in his first three seasons in the major leagues (2018-2020).

Highlights

  • Although McNeil’s poor performance last season was an outlier based on his overall track record, the Mets have made a concerted effort to improve the team’s culture, which is why they signed a group of veteran players this winter, including Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar, and Mark Canha, who are known for being good clubhouse guys.

  • As numerous sources informed Inside the Mets on Thursday, after the lockout ends, the Mets aim to make McNeil available for trade, with the goal of getting pitching help in exchange.

Lindor grabbed McNeil by the throat and pinned him against the wall in the dugout tunnel, before teammates rushed down the steps to break it up. In fact, tension had been brewing for several weeks as McNeil refused to comply with the Mets’ defensive shifting philosophy, deliberately ignoring instruction on numerous occasions. This led to now ex-manager Luis Rojas quietly benching McNeil sometime in May. It also caused Lindor to hit his boiling point, as The Post said McNeil would tell his double play partner to “shut up” and “I got it” after being advised on where to be positioned.

Last year, McNeil was involved in an early-season dust up with $341 million shortstop Francisco Lindor over a misplayed ground ball up the middle. This of course, resulted in the infamous rat-raccoon incident back in May, which was the first of many distractions surrounding the club a season ago.