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Tommy Pham Critiques Mets Infield as ‘Least-Hardworking Position Players’

Sep 11, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Tommy Pham (28) scores a run on an RBI single by Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Evan Longoria (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports
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In a recent piece on the New York Mets from the Athletic, Tim Britton and Will Sammon revealed how the Mets season went so wrong so quickly.

And right in the middle of the mess was now Diamondbacks infielder Tommy Pham.

According to The Athletic’s report, Tommy Pham delivered a frank assessment of his teammates during June, a month in which the Mets suffered a disheartening 7-19 record and seemingly witnessed their season spiral downward.

In a candid conversation with Francisco Lindor, Pham remarked, “Out of all the teams I played on, this is the least-hardest working group of position players I’ve ever played with.”

This is quite the bold statement considering the Mets were Pham’s sixth different team that he had been a part of.

The irony of Pham’s season is striking. If someone had told him at the beginning of the year that he would transition from the struggling Mets to the Diamondbacks, who are currently vying for a Wild Card spot, he might have found it hard to believe.

However, this is precisely how the season unfolded for the 35-year-old veteran. Today, Pham finds himself in Arizona, contributing to the Diamondbacks’ bid for their first playoff berth since 2017. If successful, it would mark Pham’s third trip to the postseason.

Amidst a season filled with surprises, Tommy Pham’s journey stands as a testament to baseball’s unpredictable nature.


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