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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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PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA – MARCH 03: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch during the spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Clover Park on March 03, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

3) The Best Has Yet To Come For The Mets

Let’s face it, the Mets are missing a few key faces that have yet to make their regular-season debut in 2021 in pitchers Seth Lugo, Noah Syndergaard, and Carlos Carrasco. Both Lugo and Carrasco are expected back with the club by the end of May and Syndergaard should not be too far behind either as he has already begun his trail on the rehab Minor League rehab circuit.

The Mets will be getting two frontline starting pitchers and arguably, outside of Edwin Diaz, their most effective reliever back which will only be a boost for an already outstanding pitching staff. Currently, in the National League East no other team can claim they are expecting this quantity of talent to return to their roster.

The only other team who may have a player who could make an instant impact on the division race that is currently shelved is Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka. However, with his recent setback with his Achilles injury, the timetable on his return is questionable.

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It’s also important to note that the Mets best hitter early on in the season had been third baseman J.D. Davis who has been dealing with his fair share of minor injuries to this point in the season. It will benefit the team vastly when he returns fully healthy to an already potentially loaded Mets starting lineup in a couple of weeks, which will hopefully be clicking on all cylinders offensively. As noted above the best is still yet to come for the Mets and with numerous prominent players close to returning to the Major League roster it can only get better from here on out.

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