5 reasons why Ya Gotta Believe in the 2022 team

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5) No Mets players are having unsustainable starts to the season

As great as the Mets have played this year, no one has really put up numbers that appear unstainable. Sure, Jeff McNeil will probably see his batting average dip. Tylor Megill may not win an ERA title either or even finish below 3.00. But nobody is doing anything entirely ridiculous. It’s not as if Starling Marte has already matched his career-high in home runs.

It’s a good thing that no Mets player is outperforming even the loftiest of early expectations. Because they’ve been able to win even without historic beginnings, it bodes well for their future.

The Mets are not dominating the opponent—although some nights it feels like it. They’re not no-hitting teams every night or winning a Home Run Derby. The Mets are winning games in a variety of ways. Even the close ones come with some ease.

I think by now we have a good idea of what the Mets can or cannot do. There will be more challenges ahead. However, at the pace they’re on, not much can derail them.

If all of these players continue to play to these averages with a little leeway in each direction, they should be fine. The National League East race should eventually tighten up. By then, maybe anyone else in the division vying for a playoff spot will have already run out of schedule.

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