In 2019, the New York Mets should have what it takes to return to the Playoffs. The Mets still retain important pieces from their World Series finalist team in 2015. On paper, the biggest strength of the team is once again starting pitching. A rotation of Jacob DeGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Stephen Matz, if they can remain healthy, should dominate opponents. Under new GM Brodie Van Wagenen, the Mets were surprisingly aggressive in the offseason, pulling off a trade for Seattle’s All-Star closer Edwin Diaz and second baseman Robinson Cano. The Mets also resigned veteran reliever, and former Met closer, Jeurys Familia. The bullpen, now bookended with Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman in the early relief innings, and Diaz and Familia for the 8th and 9th, is vastly improved from last season. If the bullpen can close games, the Mets should have a recipe for success with strong starting pitching and timely, but not necessarily overpowering, hitting.
Offensively, the Mets are talented albeit unproven. If Robinson Cano can regain his old form, he will provide a huge boost to the lineup. Cano is a perennial .300 hitter with a great on-base percentage. Many insiders are expecting a breakout season from outfielder Michael Conforto and shortstop Ahmed Rosario. Both former top prospects, each player has now had time to acclimate to Major League Baseball; 2019 could be the year where they put it all together. Strong seasons from Conforto and Rosario could make the Mets extremely dangerous. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is still recovering from offseason heel surgery, but when healthy, Cespedes adds superstar talent to the offense. Cespedes is projected to return mid-season.
Also worth watching is the debut of top prospect Pete Alonso. Alonso should make his debut at first base in 2019. He has prodigious power and Mets fans are very excited for his arrival.
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