4. Robinson Cano named the starting NL All-Star second baseman
After the Mets traded for Robinson Cano in December, Mets fans had mixed reactions about the move. Regardless of how they felt earlier in the Winter, all Mets fans want to see Cano produce in 2019. As a name all baseball households know, he has a very good chance to be voted the starting second baseman for the NL All-Star team.
With Javier Baez expected to play shortstop for the Chicago Cubs this season, Cano’s main competition is Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves and Scooter Gennett of the Cincinnati Reds. Cano has a great shot to be the starter if he remains healthy and does well offensively in the first half.
5. Pete Alonso hit at least 25 home runs
Pete Alonso is one of the Mets with the most pressure this season. After a dominant campaign in the minors last year and starting Spring Training off on a great note, fans’ expectations for the young first baseman begin to rise.
After slugging 36 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A, it is possible for the rookie to hit over 25 home runs this year. Fans would love to see him do that and become a serious candidate for the 2019 National League Rookie of the Year.
6. Wilson Ramos plays at least 125 games
Mets fans expect a lot out of new catcher Wilson Ramos, who signed a two-year deal in December. Ramos has only played in more than 125 games twice in his career, in 2015 and 2016 with the Washington Nationals. Playing in 125 games is a lot for a catcher nowadays. Only seven catchers played at least that amount last season.
Ramos only played 111 games last year. Even though it might be tough for the 31-year old to play in 125 games, fans really would love to see him play at least that, getting their value out of the contract, while having a reliable starting catcher.