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Mets: What we missed most about the Amazins during the endless offseason

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets in action against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 27, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 4-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets in action against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 27, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 4-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 28: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets celebrates his third inning home run against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 28, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 3-0. The home run was Alonso’s 53rd of the season setting a new rookie record.(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Our Team: The Amazins

What more could be said about the current Mets roster that hasn’t been said a hundred times over during the exciting summer of 2019?

Fan favorite, Pete Alonso, summed it up best last season with his creative take on the current clubhouse as, “One, big animal kingdom.” Last April, the “Polar Bear,” fashioned names for several of his teammates, including Michael Conforto (“silky elk”), Brandon Nimmo (“golden retriever”), J.D. Davis (honey badger), Wilson Ramos (“Buffalo”), and Jeff McNeil (“Squirrel”).

So was it a coincidence they all thrived in their roles as the season went on, or could this highlight how the interactions between this tight-knit group of athletes motivated them and their performances together on the field?

Based on the excitement they generate together, who wouldn’t miss seeing these young athletes compete on the same field as a team? Not only is their collective talent playoff-caliber level, but they’re fun to watch and apparently exciting to be around too! Invigorated by Mets sensation, Alonso and this band of dynamic youngsters were what Mets fans looked forward to watching all winter, and through this baseball-less spring.

Watching our young guys play on a daily basis, and witnessing walk-off home runs reached new heights of excitement last summer. I mean, who doesn’t miss Alonso ripping off someone’s jersey in celebration of a win?

But that’s not all there is to miss: from Pete Alonso’s power displays at the plate and nickname assignments; to Nimmo’s electrifying walks to first base; to Conforto’s everyday smoothness; to McNeil’s at-bats and dynamic style of play in the field; and JD Davis and Dom Smith’s brotherly relationship on display in Spring Training, there’s so much that we were looking forward to this season.

2020 had so much potential and Mets fans are looking forward to experiencing some great moments come the end of July.

I’m sure an Alonso-bomb would cheer anyone up right now.

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