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Mets: 3 reasons why the Amazins should be the NL East favorites

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Michael Conforto #30 and Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on April 25, 2021 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Nationals 4-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Michael Conforto #30 and Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on April 25, 2021 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Nationals 4-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 25: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Pete Alonso #20 and Edwin Diaz #39 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on April 25, 2021 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Nationals 4-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

It’s a great time to be a New York Mets fan lately with the team seemingly rattling off multiple wins in a row and playing the brand of baseball that many of us had come to expect after watching the front office retool the Major League roster. With all of the surrounding offseason hype around the Mets expectations have followed and we are witnessing what hopefully could be a memorable run to October this summer.

Strong overall pitching and stellar defense have contributed to the Mets’ recent run, and while the bats seem to slowly be heating up along with the weather, it is fair to say the best is still yet to come Mets fans. It’s not unreasonable to expect the Mets to be the National League East favorites at this point in the season for a multitude of reasons, especially with the way things have been clicking despite the team, not at full strength.

With the New York Mets’ recent play, there is plenty of surrounding optimism on why they should be considered the favorites to win the National League East.

With much of the teams in the National League East playing below expectations, the Mets have a legitimate opportunity to make a run and separate themselves from the pack over the next several weeks if this recent play continues as summer approaches. But the scary part of all of this recent praise is we still most likely haven’t seen what this team is truly capable of until it reaches full strength by hopefully some point in June.

While I can think of a host of reasons as to why the Mets should be considered the favorites to take the National League East crown this season, I’ll give you three of my favorite reasons why.

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