3 ways the Mets are taking Big Apple baseball from the Yankees

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The Mets addressed their issues this offseason, the Yankees brought back a lot of the same players and problems

What did the Mets need most this offseason? With a bundle of free agents coming off the books, the team had a lot of work to do.

A major priority of the ball club was to add to the starting rotation. They did this by signing Max Scherzer to a record deal and making a trade for Chris Bassitt.

Also on the offseason agenda, the Mets needed to improve their starting lineup. What did they do for this? They signed Mark Canha, Eduardo Escobar, and Starling Marte. All big league hitters with a nice mix of talents they could bring to the Mets roster, each should continue to make the team better.

The same thing didn’t happen with the Yankees. They already had a good roster but instead of getting better, they kind of did the same thing all over again. Aaron Boone is back in the dugout when there was some thought he could leave. Flawed outfielder Joey Gallo returned and the Yankees move forward with baseball’s greatest all-or-nothing slugger. Unfortunately for them, the nothings have been far too common.

Then there’s the way they attacked the shortstop position. In a winter full of free agent options, the Yankees ended up making a trade for Isaiah Kiner-Falefa. Huh? And the team they acquired him from, the Minnesota Twins, were able to sign Carlos Correa only days later.

Add in that they still don’t have a deal with Aaron Judge and it’s easy to see why the Mets are becoming New York’s number one team in the eyes of fans.