4 reasons to remain optimistic about the Mets

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It has been a struggle for the New York Mets to start the 2023 season. When the offense has produced the pitching has been bad. When the pitching does well the offense can't score. The bullpen has been the only thing consistent. Bad. That doesn't mean there aren't reasons to think the Mets can turn it around though.

1. NY Mets kids are alright

Francisco Alvarez, Brett Baty, and Mark Vientos are all up with the big league team after tearing it up at Triple-A. Ronny Mauricio is not far behind them. Alvarez has been a legit star so far and is one of the favorites to win Rookie of the Year. His defense has been much better than expected with the advanced stats saying he's one of the best framers at the catching position in MLB.

Alvarez's offense has provided the Mets with many big hits and he is third on the team in home runs. I don't know where the Mets would be without him. Baty was performing well before a recent slump and even while his numbers aren't great he is still helping the team. His defense has also been better than expected.

Alvarez and Baty are two of the best prospects in all of MLB, they are going to be cornerstone Mets for a long time.

Vientos is not getting consistent playing time which may be hurting his production but he is still hitting the ball hard. He might have more raw power than anyone on the team besides Pete Alonso. Mauricio is waiting in the wings for an opportunity and has done nothing but hit since the winter. He is now playing the outfield in addition to second base to give him more chances at playing time with the big league team.

These four kids raise the ceiling of this team and while ups and downs should be expected the more experience they get the better the team will be in the long run.