Mets 2020 schedule will feature games against the NL East and AL East

The 2020 New York Mets schedule will include games against National League East and American League East teams.

The 2020 MLB season is scheduled to resume in late July with the second round of spring training action taking place in the weeks prior. Although we don’t know the exact “when” for the opponent the New York Mets will face, we do know the “who.”

Baseball is going to keep things as close as possible with the National League East playing the American League East, the National League Central playing the American League Central, and as you may have guessed the National League West playing the American League West.

For the Mets, this means games against the teams they usually see for six series each year. It also means a good chunk of the year will be spent playing against the often tough American League East.

Fortunately for the Mets, the AL East might not be so strong in 2020. Sure, the New York Yankees are as talented as ever. The Tampa Bays should also be competitive despite a low payroll.

The other three teams in the division could be weaker than the last time the Mets faced these squads. Anything can happen but I’m going to remain optimistic about how the Mets will perform and a little more pessimistic about these teams going on a run.

The Toronto Blue Jays have a promising future, but they are coming off a year in which they sold at the trade deadline. Their best young players are still a few years away from reaching their peak. It could make for some exciting matchups when we get to see youngsters like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette at Citi Field. Also, there’s the potential to face off against Anthony Kay, the former Mets pitching prospect traded for Marcus Stroman last summer.

Far less exciting is the matchup against the Baltimore Orioles. One of baseball’s worst teams last year has given little reason to make anyone believe they’ll be any better in 2020. They don’t have much pitching or even offense. Hopefully, the Mets take advantage.

As for the Boston Red Sox, this is the organization that traded Mookie Betts over the winter. They are in a clear retooling phase and unlikely to compete at the highest level as many of the other opponents the Mets will face. For the first time in a long time, the Mets may not have much to fear when traveling to Fenway Park.

We should hopefully know more about what the exact schedule will look like. Will we get an Opening Day featuring a Jacob deGrom versus Gerrit Cole? Will the season end with Guerrero Jr. and Pete Alonso battling for the MLB lead in home runs?

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The 2020 season is going to be an odd one for sure with a whole lot of first-time events we have never seen before.

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