It’s too early to know exactly how far the 2021 New York Mets can go in their chase for a championship. Now three and a half decades since the 1986 team won it all, those old enough to remember the golden era of Mets baseball are growing increasingly impatient.
There are Mets fans out there who look at the 2015 team as the brightest year in club history. A few older fans may recall the excitement of 2006 and maybe even how close the club came in 2000.
Each year, there are some positive and negative signs which could reflect accurately as to how far the team will go. In 2021, these three signs point toward the positive and could be the beginning stage of a parade in Flushing this October.
Mets start providing Jacob deGrom with run support
Imagine how much better Jacob deGrom’s overall numbers would look the last three seasons if he was getting the run support he deserved. While the offense doesn’t get all of the blame for his lack of wins, it’s a major component as to why the best pitcher in the National League these last three seasons hasn’t been earning too many W’s to his stat sheet.
The Mets did a fine job this winter at upgrading their offense. Look around the diamond. Take a peek at the bench. Put your faith in what those bats can do.
There was no lack of trying on behalf of the front office this winter. Knowing full well that even an already potent offense like the one in place could use some upgrades, the Mets did just that.
At times, deGrom’s outings have felt like he was working alone on the mound. He has provided the team more offense than the other eight men in the lineup making for a mix of jokes and general frustration.
There’s no telling how amazing of a year deGrom can have if he starts receiving even a single run more each time out. The man can do a lot on his own. However, the Mets cannot win a championship unless he does get some assistance.