35-17. I’ll start this off without any words and just share their record. The New York Mets are so high in the standings, it’s hard to find anything to complain about with this team.
Sure, we can point at the bullpen but what team doesn’t have their issues there? Some bats have been slow to start. Again, it’s a problem every organization has.
Through the end of May, the Mets look like serious World Series contenders. This might fall into the category of “touching the money.” I love their chance, better than you. I know it’s wrong, so what should I do?
The Mets are in baseball nirvana right now
The finest day the 2022 Mets ever had was when they learned to win on command. While it remains to be seen just how far they can go, their ability to pound teams without their starting pitching staff at full strength is a positive sign of things to come.
Unlike last year when they fell apart late because of the lack of starting pitcher quality—in particular when they lost Jacob deGrom—this year’s team will get reinforcements later on. deGrom, Max Scherzer, and even our beloved Tylor Megill will take the mound at varying points on the schedule. When they do, the Mets get better. All hope is not lost.
The Mets haven’t dipped to .500 at any point in 2022. The early success they had in 2021 wasn’t nearly what we’re witnessing right now. They were more or less staying afloat while the rest of the division barely had their heads above water.
A much different result this time around, the Mets have managed to keep their position players much healthier through the first few weeks of this season. Last year’s excuse was the shortened 2020 season. This time, we have the shortened spring training to point and place blame. Certainly a factor for pitchers, it hasn’t done much damage to many hitters on the Mets or any other team.
There is nothing but good news for the Mets these days. They’re on a plain. I can’t complain.