The 2022 World Series Champion New York Mets. It’s a declaration that doesn’t just touch the money, it reprints all of the cash with your own face and likeness. Most Mets fans aren’t ready to fully commit and guarantee a championship. It’s understandable. The journey is just as much fun as the destination.
This year’s Mets team has been different from many others in the recent past. Even the club built under Steve Cohen in 2021 doesn’t compare to what this year’s team has done early on.
Through a little over a month of baseball, the Mets have clearly established themselves as the team to beat in the National League East. Beyond that, they look like the cream of the crop in the National League itself. It’s time to start believin’ if you haven’t already. Maybe these five reasons can convince you.
1) The Mets are a team more prone to comeback wins than late-inning blown saves
The Mets strike me as a team bound for far more comeback wins than blown saves. Both have already happened. Each will continue to appear as the season progresses.
Success in these two areas is largely dependent on two things. Avoiding blown saves comes down to having a trusted bullpen and a manager who knows how to use it. Mistakes will happen. However, they’ve been far fewer than recent Mets relief corps have allowed.
On the other side, come-from-behind victories require clutch-hitting and a never-say-die attitude. Each has its subjectivity. How do you truly measure a team’s attitude?
The eye and ear tests have provided everyone who follows the Mets a clear indication as to how well the club has passed in this area. They’ve already stuck it to the Philadelphia Phillies a couple of times. Just wait until the season gets later and those late comebacks by the Mets help another team collapse in September.