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Three Mets predictions for the final three weeks of the 2020 season

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets hits a double against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citi Field on September 06, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets hits a double against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citi Field on September 06, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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WEST PALM BEACH, FL – MARCH 11: The Franklin batting gloves sit in the batting helmet of Ali Sanchez #74 of the New York Mets before a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 11, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Astros defeated the Mets 6-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

What will happen with the New York Mets in the final three weeks of the 2020 season? We make some predictions.

Only three weeks remain for the 2020 MLB season. The New York Mets are right in the thick of the playoff race only because of the expanded playoffs.

Eight teams from both leagues will make it to the postseason this year. For the Mets to have any shot at it, they can’t take a day off.

Anything can happen between now and the end of the year. Based on what we’ve seen so far, this is how I predict the final three weeks of the year will go.

A major injury, a big reinforcement steps up

The Mets have been fairly healthy this year. There hasn’t been any devastating injury, but I think this September we see someone go down.

Specifically, I’m looking at the position players. They’ve managed to keep all of the starters off the IL for any extended period of time. Someone, though, will suffer an injury and possibly miss the rest of the year.

Fortunately, the Mets will have a chance to show off their depth. Following this injury I’m predicting, someone from the bench steps up and we hardly miss the man that ends up on the sidelines.

I know this prediction isn’t so specific but I think it tells us a little more about the team and how well they’ve managed to pick each other up.

On the infield, the Mets now have Todd Frazier to fill in at either corner spot. We could also see Luis Guillorme play regularly at second base, third base, or shortstop if needed.

In the outfield, the Mets have a little more flexibility. Jeff McNeil can play either corner spot or shift from the outfield to the infield and allow Jake Marisnick to get even more at-bats.

I’ve seen enough Mets baseball to know an injury is always lurking. Luckily for the 2020 team, the reinforcements are already there.

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