Bold Mets prediction: Nobody wins a major award, a couple of guys come real close
Is this the year we get an MVP winner? Nope. Will Jacob deGrom or Max Scherzer take home another Cy Young? Nah. Does the Gold Glove drought end? Well, that depends on how major you consider it. Even so, Francisco Lindor will be a contender and come up short again.
That’s not to say the Mets will have a miserable year by any stretch of the imagination. Sometimes, MVPs stand out more on bad teams. Cy Young winners can get a little bit of a benefit from playing for a club full of miscreants, too.
This will not be a season of major awards for individual Mets players. They aren’t built to win that way. And while there will surely be a case for Pete Alonso to take home a Silver Slugger, some first baseman in the National League will clobber baseballs hard and have a better batting average by at least 30 points while comparable power totals.
If you were hoping for a year of individual trophy ceremonies, this isn’t the one for you. The Mets have a bigger mission. This team sport is about having more runs than the other squad at the end of nine.
I’m predicting no major awards for the Mets this year but plenty of guys in the conversation when it comes time to vote. We’ll be too distracted by then with playoff games to care.