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Five Mets players who should have “silencing their haters” on the 2021 agenda

Feb 23, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) works out in front of a Mets mural during spring training at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 23, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) works out in front of a Mets mural during spring training at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports
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Mar 4, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) pitches against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning of a spring training game at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Even the most diehard New York Mets fans have some players they aren’t big fans of. That’s part of being a fan. You have crazy opinions. As long as those opinions are strong, I don’t see anything wrong with it.

Just about every Mets fan out there believes this team is good. They have their favorites but they also have a few guys on the team they never really enjoyed.

This year, as the Mets aim for more than they have accomplished in quite some time, there are five players that stand out to me as guys with the potential to do some good. They aren’t universally beloved which is why silencing their haters should be on the season agenda.

Mets reliever Dellin Betances needs to give fans something

The relationship between Dellin Betances and Mets fans got off to a rough start last year. He was absent for a good portion of the shortened season. When he was healthy, he wasn’t very effective. That’s putting it mildly.

It seems like ages ago when the Betances signing got everyone excited back in December 2019. The world has changed a lot since then and so has his lifetime ERA which went up from 2.36 with the New York Yankees to 2.52 after a 7.71 performance with the Mets last season.

As bad as it was in 2020, Betances is a guy with such a fantastic resume it’s hard to not think he can at least give the Mets a formidable effort. Certainly not despised by Mets fans, those loyal to the orange and blue feel let down by what he gave the team thus far.

Although we shouldn’t expect him to replicate what he did in the Bronx, Betances is surely a candidate to at least quiet down his biggest haters.

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