Dominic Smith’s uneven tenure with the Mets has come to an end.
The Mets on Friday non-tendered Smith, their first-round pick in the 2013 MLB Draft who struggled for most of a decade to find his footing in Flushing. Smith is now a free agent, able to sign with any team. It’s highly unlikely he will return to New York given the presence of Pete Alonso as the starting first baseman and Daniel Vogelbach as a left-handed designated hitter.
Was always a fan of Dom. Thought for sure that he’d get around 400 at-bats, play some good 1st base/LF and contribute heavily to the Mets 2022 season. But Dom could never get it going offensively and he ran out of chances. Best for him to get a fresh start somewhere else and hopefully do well…except when he’s playing us of course.