Ahead of the 2019 MLB season, New York Mets fans are setting goals and expectations for the team and players. These are 10 of the sights all Mets loyalists would like to see happen.
With Opening Day less than a month away, New York Mets fans have certain expectations for the 2019 season. Everybody is anxious to see how effective new general manager Brodie Van Wagnen’s offseason moves were.
Aside from the one thing every team wants, a championship, these ten things are objectives the Mets must achieve to give the fans everything they want.
1. The Mets sign Jacob deGrom to a multi-year extension
2018 National League Cy Young award winner Jacob deGrom told the Mets that his deadline for an extension is Opening Day. Considering Mets fans want deGrom as happy as possible this season, the club must extend him, a huge contract.
Locking deGrom up would make fans happy because of how dominant he has been over the last few seasons. Currently one of the best pitchers in baseball, the Mets need to lock him up long-term. This must happen soon.
2. Have an all-around healthy roster
One thing the New York Mets struggle with each year is injuries. Every season, multiple crucial components to the roster go down with injury and the Mets have to use minor league players. Fans would love to see health for all players on the roster.
After making several offseason moves, the Mets have depth and talent, but just need their players to stay healthy. Already, Jed Lowrie and Todd Frazier have been banged up in Spring Training. The Mets want to minimize injuries as much as possible.
3. Have three starting pitchers named to the All-Star team
Having arguably the best starting rotation in the majors, the Mets have the possibility to have three starters named to the 2019 National League All-Star team. deGrom looks to become an All-Star for the third time, coming off an absolutely dominant campaign in 2018. Noah Syndergaard had a strong 2018 as well and will look to return to the All-Star game once again. Those two are expected to become All-Stars, but the real question is: Does Zack Wheeler have a shot to make the All-Star Game?
If we see Wheeler perform the way he did in August and September last season, the answer is simply yes. Heading into his contract year, Wheeler looks to have a huge season. Mets fans would love to see their top three named to the All-Star team.