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Remaining Reasons To Watch The Mets

Right now, the Mets are just a bad baseball team.  When you are a fan of a bad baseball team, it is sometimes difficult to find seasons to watch.  Thankfully, there still remain reasons to watch the Mets:

Jacob deGrom – This year, deGrom has returned to pitching like an ace.  No, he may not be the guy he was in 2015, but he’s still a great pitcher.  You know with him on the mound the Mets have a chance to win the game.  With his ability, anything is possible.

Michael Conforto – We have been watching Conforto have one of the best, if not the best, season a young Mets player has ever had.  He will soon be the youngest Mets player to ever hit 30 homers.  He’s showing how special he is taking on more leadership responsibilities in the clubhouse.

Chris Flexen – Very quickly, Flexen has gone from over-matched to holding his own.  He’s just 23 and had just seven Double-A starts under his belt.  Just holding his own at this point is remarkable.  Sooner or later, he may just prove he belongs at this level.

Juan Lagares – One thing that really stood out in the Subway Series was this man can still play Gold Glove defense.  In fact, he might be the best outfielder in baseball with his league leading 34.0 UZR/150.  Metrics aside, it’s a joy to watch him play center field defense, and you never know when he is going to make his next great play.

Amed Rosario & Dominic Smith They have essentially been presented as this generations David Wright and Jose Reyes or Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.  If they’re at those levels, the Mets will quickly turn things around.  If they are truly this good, we won’t want to miss a minute of them playing.  To that end, we have already seen great defense from them, and they’ve already homered in the same game.

With that, there are five very good reasons to continue watching this team.  Other than that, we can watch because we’re Mets fans, and we love our team.  I know I watched the Jeff Torborg, Art Howe, or Jerry Manuel Mets teams, I can certainly watch this team.

8 thoughts on “Remaining Reasons To Watch The Mets”

  1. Can't Believe The Standings - Surreal says:

    I was so sad as it was for even if they bring in $100M in salary next year A HUGE INFLUX OF FAs SELDON IF EVER WORKS

    BUT FOR SANDY TO HAVE PLEAD AND PROMISE DUMP OVER PROSPECTS??

    For the owners to shell out $40 M for an eGames franchise?!

    To shell out. $100+ for development around Citifield?!

    To under pay their 52% stake in the Mets while the stake st SNY is at 67% gets more profit by paying $48M until 2032 as many are doubling next year at Pitts … Yankees Sox Dodgers Cubs Cards more than $100M

    I AM CRYING FOR THERE IS NO HOPE!!!!

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/what-the-granderson-trade-means-for-the-mets-dodgers-and-every-other-contender/

  2. Bring Terry Back! says:

    Terry is perfect for rebuilding teams- not Playoff WS contenders (he is good) but great for the bottom up.

    Yet fundamentally speaking no insistence and no bringing down the hammer.

    He backs down with the vets…
    NO GOOD

    THAT IS TWO PLUS YEARS AWAY

    BRING HIM BACK
    2018 will be difficult

    1. metsdaddy says:

      How is he perfect? He won’t play Dom against LHP

  3. Can't Believe The Standings - Surreal says:

    This is a chronic perpetual disaster of epic proportions!!!!

    Am I wrong?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Hard to say it’s chronic after 2015 & 2016

  4. Saul's Colorist says:

    Metsdaddy,

    I dare you to research and publish organic player development from the time Wilpon Katz bought 100% ownership in 2000.

    Mets vs all teams…

    Who are the better orgs?

    How they stack up?

    Extract Minaya and Sandy?

    2000-2017

    Ok?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      That is a tremendous undertaking that I don’t have much interest in pursuing

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