2) NY Mets front office earned our faith with nearly every major offseason signing or trade
Did the Mets have a perfect offseason? Not quite. Eduardo Escobar hasn’t played well. The Joely Rodriguez addition wasn’t the right one for the bullpen. Not getting a legitimate DH ahead of time also set the team up for a need all year long.
For every miss the Mets had, there were far more hits. Big ones, too. Grand slam level.
Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, Mark Canha, Adam Ottavino, etc. have all performed at a high level. Oh, Chris Bassitt, too. Let’s not forget him. You know the team added a lot of good members when you start to forget some.
Billy Eppler and company made up for a few of the misses at the trade deadline. Daniel Vogelbach has turned into an affordable DH option against righties. As part-timers, Tyler Naquin and Darin Ruf make for good additions although we probably needed a bit more from both. Let's let the jury deliberate a little more before declaring this year's trade deadline a complete bust.
By correcting mistakes they made previously, the Mets front office has helped make up for those small number of errors. They’re not even all that major either. Escobar is a good clubhouse guy and is a natural fit to slide into a part-time role next season. Rodriguez is an easy non-tender candidate after the season is over. His biggest problem was the team hasn’t had a better left-handed option.
The front office selected wisely when building this current team in the offseason. In doing so, we feel like we can trust them.