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New York Mets: The biggest threats in the National League

By Keith Jacobs
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 08: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrates his second inning 2-run home run with Dominic Smith #2 against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on August 08, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 08: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrates his second inning 2-run home run with Dominic Smith #2 against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on August 08, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 27: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets celebrates a home run with Brandon Nimmo #9 during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

The New York Mets have a real shot at representing the National League in the World Series this year. They return some of the best players in their respective positions, such as Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil, among others.

Now, with the additions of Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco, James McCann, among others, the Mets have a loaded roster ready to compete now.

There seems to be a completely new energy this year surrounding the team, and it’s one that hasn’t been present in the city for quite some time. Finally getting a new owner in the building has allowed for the Mets to finally act like the big market franchise that they are, and it’s certainly creating a ton of buzz in the fanbase.

The Mets are legitimate contenders but the National League is tough

I can legitimately say that this is the first time since 2015 that I have been this fired up going into a season. With a deep lineup, one of the best starting staffs in the league, and a much deeper bullpen than last year, the team looks ready to fire on all cylinders. Make no mistake though, it’s not going to be easy to navigate through everyone this year.

There are a lot of really good teams all across the National League. However, there are only 4 teams that are the true juggernauts that the Mets would have to get through in order to be in the World Series. If the Mets want to get to and win the World Series this year, these are the teams they’re going to have to get through in the National League.

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