3) NY Mets are the best team to get even better
No team has had as spectacular of an offseason as the Mets when we also factor in how they looked last year. The Texas Rangers have done well for themselves, signing Jacob deGrom and a few others. However, they have much further to go to join the class of the Mets.
There’s a case to say the Mets have become the best team in baseball. The Houston Astros did lost Verlander. They’re putting a lot of trust into their younger arms this year, barring some sort of surprise addition before Opening Day.
Somehow, without subtracting anything significant, the Mets managed to replace many of their major free agents. Winning 101 games again in the regular season will be tough. What’s more important is winning more games than the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. It wouldn’t hurt to go toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Dodgers either and earn themselves a home field advantage over them in the postseason.
The trade deadline will be the time for the Mets to put finishing touches on their already impressive roster. Until then, they should feel good about where they are. As important as some additions other teams made have been, it’s hard to put what they’ve done ahead of the Mets.
We still have weeks before spring training, a 162-game schedule, and a tough postseason to get through before we can all finally say the Mets are champions. At least we know for sure they’re headed in the right direction.