NY Mets: Simulating 8 years into the future with MLB The Show 21
2027 trades and free agency:
No one was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Seems they are being as picky as ever. Free agency comes and goes and the Mets lose now world-renowned ace David Peterson in free agency to the Chicago White Sox on a 9 year, 31 million dollar a year deal; absurd. He is coming off a World Series win and a 193 ip, 3.08 era, 196 strikeout season. The Mets go ahead and pick up the fireballer Brusdar Graterol on a 9 million dollars a year deal for 5 years. The Mets replace David Peterson’s vacancy by signing SP Justus Sheffield to a 4 year, 14 million dollar a year deal. The Mets also pickup Adrian Houser for SP depth on a one year contract. Both Chris Sale and Eduardo Rodriguez walk on one and two year deals respectively, with Chris Sale going to the Dodgers and Rodriguez going to the Phillies. The Mets get more depth by signing outfielder Phillip Irvin to a one year deal who is coming off of a 23 home run season.
Here’s the 2027 lineup:
DH Khalil Lee 82
2B McNeil 85
CF Kyle Lewis 91
1B Alonso 95
C Will Smith 91
LF David Dahl 84
SS Lindor 96
RF Philip Irvin 81
3B Bretty Baty 83
Here’s the 2027 rotation and bullpen:
Lrp Yonny Chirinos 84
Lrp Musgrove 84
Lrp Houser 84
Mrp Miguel Castro 78
Mrp Trevor may 72
mrp Lugo 72
Su Oliver Fernandez 85 (cpu generated prospect)
Su Trevor May 77
Cp Brusdar Graterol 90
Depth Matthew Allen 85 over
Mets 2027 All-stars and team finish
It seems deGrom is finally starting to show signs of aging in the year 2027. Bieber is one of the best pitchers in the game and the same can be said for Graterol in the bullpen. There’s that guy Matthew Allen finally showing up. And just to check in on some former New York Metropolitans. The Mets roll into the all-star break first in the division by 10.5 games, 58-31 (.652). Several All-Stars are named: Shane Bieber: 9-4, 119 ip, 108 strikeouts, 2.72 era, 1.19 whip, Kyle lewis, 324 ab, 19 hr, 63 rbi, .315 avg, Pete Alonso .329 avg, 67 rbi, 26 hr, 316 ab, and Will Smith, .262 avg, 52 rbi, 286 ab, 9 hr. Former Mets Syndergaard and Edwin Diaz are named all-stars in their new homes.
Mets 2027 awards plus aging deGrom check in
Probably most noteworthy of all at this point is the decline of Jacob deGrom. The Mets trade the unproductive but still “full of potential” Matthew Allen to the Mariners for SP Alex Manoah, in midst of 106 ip szn, 2.89 era, 114 strikeouts. Jacob deGrom moves to the bullpen mid-season to make room for Manoah. The Mets finish the season by winning the division with a 100-62 record (.617). The Mets lose to the Braves in the divisional round in 5 games, and the Padres go on to defeat the Astros for the 2027 WS title. Here are our guys who take home awards: Kyle Lewis silver slugger OF, 3rd for nl mvp with .303 avg, 39 hr, 109 rbi; Reliever of the year, Brusdar Graterol, 56 sv, 2.03 era, 41 strikeouts; Will smith silver slugger C, .266, 16 hr, 79 rbi.
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I will end it here by saying Jacob deGrom signs a one year deal in 2028 to pitch for the Red Sox, before retiring in 2029, a sure first ballot hall of famer. If you read this far, wow. Franchise mode has been a childhood favorite game mode of mine in the MLB The Show game series and I thought why not go ahead and do what I would do anyways but report the findings for our simulated Mets 8 years into the future.
In eight years the Mets win four division titles, two NLCS titles, and one World Series coming in the year 2026.