9) Jeff McNeil finishes second in the NL batting title race
Jeff McNeil will return to form in 2024 and finish second in the NL batting title race. Following a rough year in 2023 where he struggled through the dog days of summer, the Mets second baseman relaxes in 2024 with some of the pressure off. We see him challenge late in the year to finish the season with the league’s highest batting average. Luis Arraez is too good in the early months for McNeil to ever catch him.
10) The Mets win 77 games
The Mets will win more games in 2024 than they did in 2023 but not by much. A late season surge once again has fans convinced they can make a run at a wild card spot much like some did in 2023 when the September schedule featured a whole bunch of teams in the race. The Mets actually finish the year on the road with three against the Atlanta Braves and then three more versus the Milwaukee Brewers. Mathematically, the Mets are alive at the start of the road trip. They fall out of it when they see the out of town scoreboard change and a team they needed to lose six straight win their game. Why only 77 games? The Mets are yet again victims of a June slump and a terrible bullpen.