New York Mets 2020 Season Preview, MLB Picks and Predictions
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New York Mets 2020 Season Preview
A Look at the New York Mets for the 2020 MLB Season
Win Total 87.5 World Series Odds 16/1
The New York Mets caught fire in the second half of the MLB regular season in 2019. Even though they did not make the postseason, they still won a solid 86 games and were only 3.0 games behind the Brewers for the 2nd Wild Card spot in the National League. Get MLB Predictions and MLB Picks for every Mets game at Pick Dawgz.
The Mets in 2020 look to have a good balance of young talent and veteran aids. It will be a tight NL East this season, so will the Mets be able to compete?
Offense: The Mets offensively were around the middle of the pack when it comes to runs scored. The Mets were ranked 13th in runs scored and 11th in team batting average, which is certainly not too shabby. New York did not add too much on the offensive side, but they should be able to get a healthy Yoenis Cespedes one of these days. Pistol Pete Alonso should be able to have another stellar season in his sophomore year in the Big Leagues. Guys like Brandon Nimmo and Amed Rosario will need to take that next step for this offense to be considered lethal.
The Mets did sign First Baseman Matt Adams, albeit to a minor league deal. If an unfortunate injury would occur to Alonso, Adams would not be a terrible replacement or backup in his place.
Pitching: The Mets starting rotation has been one of the best in the league for the past five seasons. Jacob DeGrom continues to prove he is one of, if not the best Starting Pitcher in the entire league, let alone the NL. The loss of Zack Wheeler (Phillies) was addressed with the signings of Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello, two veterans that will have to work hard to earn a spot in a loaded rotation. Let's not forget Marcus Stroman, Noah "Thor" Syndergaard, and Steven Matz. This rotation should be fine with any of these guys in the rotation, provided injuries do not occur.
The Mets' Bullpen was one of the team's weaker spots in 2019. The Mets added Dellin Betances (from the Yankees), who should be able to provide relief to a struggling 8th and 9th inning bullpen core for NYM. The Mets also get Brad Brach for a full season for the first time, as even though Brach struggled with the Cubs in 2019, he excelled with the Mets.
Overall, this team's future boils down to its strength in the pen. The big-name guys are there, like Familia, Diaz, and now Betances; that alone, unfortunately, does not equate success.
Overview and Projection/Prediction: I think the Mets have a great chance to be successful in 2020. This team was rolling after the All-Star Break, and I think they can continue their winning ways from start to finish in 2020. I like the Mets to win over 87.5 games this season, as I see them with at least 90 when the season is all said and done. I think it will come down to the Mets and Braves for the NL East crown, and whoever's bullpen can perform the best will take the cake.