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New York Mets from A to Z: What we should expect from them in 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Nationals Park on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Nationals Park on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 21: Keon Broxton #23 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)

L: Little Brother

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; the New York Yankees are beginning the season as one of the favorites to win the World Series. The Mets, on the other hand, are considered to be fringe postseason contenders. What could be sweeter than the Mets establishing themselves as equals in the Big Apple?

M: Miami Marlins

The Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals are all expected to seriously contend for the postseason. The Mets need to take advantage of every game against the struggling Marlins to make this season a success.

N: NL East

The NL East is the toughest division in baseball. The Phillies acquired Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto. The Braves added Josh Donaldson to their mix of young stars. The Nationals lost their prized free agent but added Patrick Corbin to their dangerous mix of starting pitching and hitters. The Mets offseason acquisitions should create a much more competitive team. Whether it will be enough to contend with this group remains to be seen.

O: Outfield

Conforto and Nimmo are locked into their positions. If Lagares and Broxton are unable to make strides during the season, the Mets will be faced with a serious dilemma. Van Wagenen’s willingness to make moves may set the team up to add another major league center fielder at the trade deadline in need be.

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