Mets: Five way too early bold predictions for the 2021 season
By Tim Boyle
Mets make it to at least the NLCS
The real question fans want to know is about how the team does as a whole. We’ve seen fantastic award-winning campaigns and memorable seasons from players before. A good majority of fans have yet to see this franchise win a championship.
In 2021, the Mets will be serious contenders for the Commissioner’s Trophy. They could very well win it. I’m not going to predict they will.
Instead, I’ll settle on something a little less. The Mets will win a playoff round! We will see them in the NLCS battling with the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, or maybe the revamped St. Louis Cardinals with Nolan Arenado at third base.
Whoever it is they match up with, the Mets are going to earn their way into the postseason and actually pull off a victory.
The National League is top-heavy this year with a handful of teams that pose a threat. In addition to the three mentioned above, getting through the San Diego Padres could prove challenging. Only they may match up best with the Mets because of their incredible starting rotation and deadly offensive.
When it comes to winning in the playoffs, the 2015 Mets taught as a lot. They weren’t as good as the Dodgers and yet they managed to squeak by. The Chicago Cubs, a Wild Card team at the time, were handled quite easily by New York. So, even if the Mets aren’t a favorite, it’s not correct to write them off as winners.
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What are your way too early bold predictions for the 2021 season?