5 best-case scenarios Mets fans should hope for

The Mets need several of these best-case scenarios to come true for any chance in 2024.
Sep 30, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez (4) celebrates
Sep 30, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez (4) celebrates / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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3) Best-case scenario: Health isn’t an issue for Harrison Bader, Starling Marte, or Luis Severino

The healthiest teams are often the most successful ones. While the ability of players like Harrison Bader, Starling Marte, and Luis Severino is up for debate, a fully healthy campaign from these guys should benefit the Mets more than hurt them.

An overall healthy year for all of the Mets players is what we’re already wishing for. Those three have the reputation of missing time. Let’s hope none miss a chance to stretch.

A healthy Bader equates to the best defense in center field that we’ve seen in a long time. If we’re lucky, he hits, too.

We already got to see what Marte can do when he isn’t ailing. His 2022 campaign feels like a decade ago already. The importance of him staying on the field and producing is palpable with the club’s starting lineup having plenty of questions in it.

Severino may actually be the most important one to wish good health on. His success can end up as the ultimate decider of how good or bad the starting rotation is. And it’s the starting 5+ where the majority of fans would use up a wish on.