The 2022 season was fantastic for the New York Mets and their fans—until the playoffs came and went in a single weekend.
Fans remain unhappy with how it all ended. The Mets hardly put up a fight. It was a one-hit loss that unceremoniously sent them packing for the winter.
The bad taste left in our mouths will need time to go away. During the cold months that are approaching, we can constantly be reminded of these three positive takeaways from the most recent season to help us get through any dark feelings.
1) Many of the returning Mets players had pretty awesome 2022 seasons
Let’s never forget Starling Marte was an All-Star this past year. His numbers may not have put him in the MVP conversation. However, he was undeniably one of the better outfielders in baseball.
Mark Canha was exactly what the Mets needed him to be. Even Eduardo Escobar found his swing in the last month of the season. We still have Max Scherzer, too.
Those names include the additions the Mets made last offseason who will remain with the club into 2023. Pete Alonso had a monstrous season at the plate. Jeff McNeil won the batting title.
The Mets do have a ton of free agents and not all of them will be back. The good news is they already have a core in place. They’re not building from scratch. They’re building around what they already have in place.
While we can’t expect everyone to get better in 2023, it’s not as if a sharp decline is expected. Even the more veteran players on the roster performed well and should be solid contributors in the coming season.