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Mets: Three important player attributes that could help win games in 2021

Feb 24, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) talks with manager Luis Rojas (R) during spring training workouts at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 24, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) talks with manager Luis Rojas (R) during spring training workouts at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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Mar 28, 2021; Jupiter, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) flips the ball to second base to get the force out of Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (38, not pictured) in the 4th inning of the spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets over the offseason have solved some areas of weakness that plagued the club in 2020, which should now help improve the team’s chances of winning some more ball games this season. That also doesn’t go without saying many returning players seemed to have looked good this spring in making adjustments from last season such as Pete Alonso. While numerous factors go into a team winning a baseball game, there are some advantages the Mets now possess which will undoubtedly allow them to win some more games in 2021 than they did in 2020.

Looking deeper into the advantages that this season’s Mets team contains over last season’s team, it must be noted that three specific players will play a significant role in the Mets’ chances of winning more games this season. Each of these three players contains an important tool to help improve some weak areas that plagued the Mets last season.

The New York Mets could be relying on three different player’s attributes to turn around last season’s disappointing record.

There are big expectations that have been cast on the Mets this season for a wide variety of reasons, such as new ownership in tow, Francisco Lindor’s acquisition, and an already impressive nucleus of young players on the Major League roster. Many baseball experts (including the robot PECOTA) are predicting the Mets to win the National League East, and potentially make noise in October, but those expectations will only be met if the following three players and their important tools elevate the ballclub beyond their recent shortcomings.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the three Mets players and their specific attributes that could be critical to this season’s ball club.

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