In the final weeks of the 2021 MLB season, we have time to reflect on what is, what will be, and what should have been. Preseason predictions are a big part of all sports. Anyone who follows the New York Mets had their share of hits and misses before this 162 game stretch began.
However, there are three preseason predictions I think people unanimously got wrong.
Whether you root for the Mets or bleed another team’s colors, 99.9% of us got these predictions dead wrong.
The Mets are going to be one of the best offenses in baseball
It was the narrative all spring training wrong. So what if Noah Syndergaard wouldn’t be back? Who cares if the bullpen stinks? Jacob deGrom can take a step back and still, the Mets are going to win a lot of games for one reason: the offense is going to dominate.
From top to bottom, the Mets looked like a group of eight starting men who could clobber opposing pitching. Put them in any order you want. The back of their baseball cards had serious potential to destroy ERAs.
All year long, the opposite has been true. The Mets have universally struggled at the plate. While certainly not an all-time worst offense, you could make the case that this is one of the biggest disappointments in franchise history.
If you saw the Mets bats struggling all year long, kudos to you. Next, make yourself useful and buy me a lottery ticket. We can go halves on the winnings.