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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 – MAY 09: Francisco Lindor #12 of the New York Mets hits a RBI sacrifice fly to left field in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on May 09, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

2) The Mets Offense Has Not Played Up To Expectations Yet

If any fan had a gripe with the Mets at this point in the season it would most likely be due to the stagnant offense that has been displayed for the better part of the last month and a half. To be fair April was littered with disruptions for the Mets, from Covid-19 postponements and numerous weather issues it could be argued that many offensive players never quite found their comfort level in the batter’s box through the first month of the season in which was a very chilly April.

It’s also fair to wonder with the altering of the baseball before the start of the season, and in turn, it amounting to historically low offensive numbers across the entire game currently, that it could be a byproduct of the team’s offensive struggles to this point. Regardless of what the issues could be there is simply too much offensive talent on this 26-man roster to believe that the Mets offensive struggles will continue through the warm months of the season.

A big reason for the Mets offense being among the leagues worst has been Francisco Lindor’s awful start to the regular season. But that doesn’t go without saying that he has recently shown signs of turning it around which is only a boost to the prospects of the Mets offense fully breaking out. As a whole, the Mets are in the middle of the pack of the league in terms of team batting average after finishing first last season, and one of the worst teams in the league in OPS up to this point.

However, recent signs of the Mets getting out of their collective offensive funk seem to be on the horizon, and with this team being almost unbeatable when they score four or more runs per game, it will only bode well for the Mets run at the NL East crown.

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