If 2020 was a normal year, these are three ongoing debates New York Mets would be having right now.
It’s mid-June and there has yet to be a single game of regular season baseball. Under different circumstances, New York Mets fans would have far more pleasant things to debate on social media even in a down year for their favorite squad.
This year has been tough for a variety of reasons and it isn’t any easier with the lack of baseball action. If all things were normal, what would Mets fans be talking about?
We don’t know for sure, but I have an inkling these are three ongoing arguments that might be all over social media right now stemming from how the team in Flushing has performed.
Can the Mets offense give Jacob deGrom run support for once?
An ongoing issue with the last two seasons and probably even beyond has been the lack of run support for ace Jacob deGrom. Despite having a seemingly better crew of bats ready to go to war this year, I don’t think it’s an issue that would get solved.
In mid-June, we could expect deGrom to be among the top contenders for the Cy Young. It’s a fair assumption. He won the award in 2018 and 2019.
However, it’s also my belief we wouldn’t see him racking up wins like he deserves. The bullpen Brodie Van Wagenen built had its own question marks at the beginning of the year. Even if some guys figured things out, I am prone to believe they might have blown at least a few games for deGrom along the way.
The Mets also did very little to improve their offense over the winter which means we could easily have a repeat of the 2019 season as far as run-scoring goes.
There’s something in the Gatorade whenever deGrom pitches. For some reason, the bats slow up and turn into those big fat Wiffleball sticks. Those cannot do any damage against a 95 mile per hour fastball in the big leagues.