New York Mets: It’s Terrance Gore Season once again

Jun 13, 2019; Omaha, NE, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Terrance Gore (0) races home to score a run in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 13, 2019; Omaha, NE, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Terrance Gore (0) races home to score a run in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports /
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Every year, Terrance Gore seems to appear on the roster of some team heading for the postseason. The New York Mets are that franchise in 2022.

The speedy Gore is back in the majors for the final few weeks of the season and possibly the playoffs. He was recalled to the Mets on Wednesday, allowing him to be a part of their postseason roster.

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Gore has had a bizarre major league career. He has all of 15 hits in 77 plate appearances over his nine seasons in the majors. However, he has appeared in 102 games in that time and collected 40 steals. He has essentially developed into Herb Washington, albeit with some actual baseball skills.

Despite his lack of counting stats, Gore has something that the likes of Ernie Banks, Mike Trout, and Ted Williams cannot claim – a World Series ring. In fact, he has three, being a part of championship teams in 2015, 2020, and 2021. He has more rings (2) than plate appearances (0) since the end of the 2019 season.

This comes down to the one trait Gore has that cannot be taught. He may well be the fastest man in baseball, a player who has literally changed the outcomes of games with his legs. Despite having just two plate appearances in ten postseason games, he has scored three runs and stolen five bases.

That speed allows Gore to be an asset on the basepaths and to be someone that the opposition has to account for. Even if he does not take off for the next base, Gore is capable of being enough of a distraction that he can make an impact. While that does not translate to a full season, it can make a difference in the playoffs where every win is critical.

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The final stretch is upon us and Terrance Gore is back in the majors. This time, he will look to make an impact on the New York Mets’ postseason run.