5 reasons why Ya Gotta Believe in the 2022 team

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4) The Mets roster has few, if any, holes

With Cano now gone, the Mets have sealed up one major roster hole. The catching spot does remain with James McCann and Tomas Nido cementing themselves as number nine hitters with the occasional big swing.

We should now get to see a lot more of J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith playing often with Cano gone. Hopefully, this means each of them can start to produce at a higher level with some more frequent playing time.

The starting rotation is about as good as anyone could hope for while the bench should be able to give the team just about anything they need. Between Davis/Smith, Luis Guillorme, and Travis Jankowski, the team has all of the tools you could ask for from the second-stringers.

The bullpen remains the biggest question and that’s the case for most teams. Trevor May’s injury opens up a roster spot for a less notable reliever to take his place—whomever that may be for the long haul. A few of the typically reliable arms haven’t been spectacular. That’s typically the case with bullpens.

Most importantly, they have Edwin Diaz pitching well again. He looks like the closer they wanted when they traded for him prior to the 2019 season.