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Mets: Five way too early bold predictions for the 2021 season

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 02: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrates with Dominic Smith #2 after a victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 2, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 02: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrates with Dominic Smith #2 after a victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 2, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 27: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets hits a two run home run in the first inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationalsat Nationals Park on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Heading into this offseason, there was plenty of optimism surrounding the New York Mets. There was no shortage of bold predictions for what they might do.

With a good chunk of the offseason now in the rearview mirror, it’s time to focus on the next step of this franchise: games.

The 2021 MLB season should be fine. Hopefully, with a 162-game schedule, we get to see a lot more of the orange and blue.

One of my favorite things to write about in regards to the Mets is predictions. I’m not always right. You can tell this by the fact that I’m not actually working for the team.

Predictions can be enjoyable because when you connect on one, it’s a moonshot. Although the season is still many weeks away from beginning, it’s never too early to have some bold predictions. And with each, I’m swinging for the fences.

Mets have three players finish in the top 10 of the MVP vote

I’m falling out of my shoes with this first prediction. It’s certainly a bold prediction to make. I don’t think I was born the last time the Mets had three guys in the top 10 of the MVP vote.

There are some obvious candidates for this honor. To go even bolder with this prediction, I’m going to give you those names.

Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, and Jacob deGrom will all have top 10 MVP finish seasons; and in that order. I don’t think Lindor wins the award, but has a realistic chance of being in the top five. Alonso, meanwhile, will see his power numbers continue to soar and his RBI total exceed 100 yet again.

As for deGrom, his quest for a Cy Young will help out his cause as he narrowly finishes at number ten.

This isn’t the last of my MVP predictions for the Mets. I have one more.

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