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New York Mets: Important numbers to watch out for in 2019

By Judy Kamilhor
PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 21: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets poses for a photo on Photo Day at First Data Field on February 21, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 21: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets poses for a photo on Photo Day at First Data Field on February 21, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Numbers are essential in baseball and these numbers will play an important role for the 2019 New York Mets.

Baseball is a game of numbers, at least when it isn’t a game of inches or rules. These numbers will be important ones for the 2019 New York Mets.

1.70

From lowest to highest we start with National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom‘s remarkable ERA from 2018. How close will he get in 2019?

2

World Championships won by the New York Mets in their entire history since joining the National League as an expansion team in 1962. Do I hear 3?

Yes, you in the back, Brodie, do I hear a 3?

30

Uniform number. The one who got away or was given away, Nolan Ryan wore number 30 in 1969 and contributed some big games for the 1969 Mets before he broke out as a Hall of Fame fireballer with the Angels, Astros, and Rangers.

Will he return to Flushing to get a good welcome?

Oh, and this is also the number of future superstar Michael Conforto AKA Scooter. Will he end up in the top five National League MVP voting this season?

41

Uniform number. Unfortunately “The Franchise” Tom Seaver will not be out at Citi for the celebrations of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets but I know his number and his image (in photos and videos and maybe even a statue) will be prominently featured. Do you want a Seaver statue in front of Citi Field?

50

Years. Have you heard it’s the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Mets? Of course, you have. By the way, the 1969 Mets are my favorite team of all-time and I got to see them in person several times, including Game 4 of the World Series and Seaver’s Imperfect Game.

84

Projected wins for the Mets in 2019 according to FanGraphs as of March 15. Will the Mets win more than 84?

90

Projected wins for the National League East Division Champion according to FanGraphs. What team do you think this is?

2,500

Hits for Robinson Cano with 30 more hits. With a current total of 2,470 it is possible he will reach 3,000 as a Met, which would the first time in team history. Will he do it?

My answers to the above questions

1.70: deGrom will be close and exceed his projections with a 2.27 ERA in 2019.

2: I don’t expect to see the 2 turn to 3 this season, but it is certainly possible and would not shock me a bit.

30:  I think Ryan will come back to Flushing to a warm welcome and I think Michael Conforto will finish in the top five of the NL MVP voting.

41: Yes, I want a Seaver statue in front of Citi Field ASAP.

50: We have all heard this a time or 50. Let’s celebrate these heroes all year and honor the ones who are no longer with us.

84: Yes, I think the Mets will win more than 84 this season.

90: It’s the Nationals who are projected to win 90 games and the NL East as of March 15. The only thing I know for sure is that it will be a great division race and any one of four teams can end up on top.

2,500: Yes, he is, and it will be Amazin’.

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