Mets 2017 Season Preview: Final record predictions
Nick Ceraso, Staff Writer
The New York Mets will finish the 2017 season by making the playoffs for the third consecutive year. If the Mets make the playoffs, it would be the first time in franchise history they would be in the playoffs for the three straight seasons.
New York won 87 games last season and hosted the Wild Card game. They were able to make the playoffs even though multiple players were injured and spent time on the disabled list.
As the team gears up for the 2017 season with one of the best rotations in the MLB as long as starting pitchers Jacob DeGrom and Steven Matz can stay healthy this team should easily be in the playoffs again.
Entering the 2017 season the Mets look healthy and are ready to compete for the division. The team is led by their pitching staff that finished 2016 with the third lowest era (3.58) in the majors. The Met pitchers also tied the Giants for the least amount of walks last season.
Most of the NL East division is still rebuilding and finished under .500 and the Mets have one of the best rotations in the MLB the Mets should make the playoffs. I expect the Mets to make the playoffs and finish the season with 91wins. The 91 wins would be four more wins than last season.
However, even with the extra wins, I don’t see 91 wins being enough to win the division. Which would put the Mets at finishing the season with the number one wild card spot.