Interestingly, the Mets are opting to go into next season with just two everyday outfielders and three question marks. The hope is that one of those options like Jeff McNeil will take advantage of the opportunity and run with it. If so, we can see that player along with Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto make a real run at being one of the top 10 Mets outfielders of all-time.
Can you name the top 10 Mets outfielders in history? Good luck!
With the Jed Lowrie acquisition yesterday, the Mets made themselves deeper and more versatile. More than that, they added a switch hitter to the lineup who should help them Mets against right-handed and left-handed pitchers. Over the last two years, Lowrie has been a 121 wRC+. If he is able to maintain that level of production, he will be one of the best switch hitters in Mets history.
Can you name the best switch hitters in Mets history? Good luck!
With the Mets obtaining Edwin Diaz, the team is hoping he can repeat his 2018 performance and amongst other things lead the league in saves. That is something which is easier said than done as it is a feat which has been done by just six other closers in MLB history.
Can you name the closers who have led both leagues in saves? Good luck!
With the Mets having had consecutive losing seasons, and the team being under .500 in eight of the past 10 seasons, Brodie Van Wagenen has added Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, Jeurys Familia, and Wilson Ramos in the hopes of getting the Mets back over the .500 mark.
If they are a much improved team, they might just be a team who can win anywhere. That would be a change of pace for the Mets as they have a winning record in just 14 ballparks. Can you name them? Good luck!
Right now, Bryce Harper is a 26 year old free agent. He has already won an MVP, and he is just scratching the surface of what promises to be a Hall of Fame career. Players like him typically only hit the free agent market once a generation. If you look at his 30.7 career fWAR, he would already rank as the second best outfielder in Mets history?
Can you name the current Mets top 10 in career WAR? Good luck!
At the moment, Brodie Van Wagenen seems to be doing all he can do to upgrade the catching position. According to rumors, that includes trading someone from the group of Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, or Amed Rosario in addition to big prospects like Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos.
You could argue this makes sense if you are getting the best catcher in baseball, but the question does have to be asked: Is this actually the best catcher in baseball? Well, try to name the top three in each category since 2016 and draw your own conclusions. Good luck!
With the Mets rumored to be obtained Robinson Cano in a blockbuster deal with the Mariners, chances are either him or Jeff McNeil will be the Mets Opening Day second baseman in 2019. Whoever takes the field will become the seventh Mets Opening Day second baseman since the team moved to Citi Field.
Can you name the other seven? Good luck!
With the trade rumors from the Padres, the Mets may be looking to trade the last Mets pitcher to win a World Series game. In total, there have been 11 different Mets who have won a World Series game. Can you name them? Good luck!
With Jacob deGrom winning the Cy Young Award over Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola, he became the seventh pitcher in Major League history to win a Cy Young and a Rookie of the Year award. Can you name the other six? Good luck!
After the production the Mets got at catcher from Kevin Plawecki, Devin Mesoraco, Jose Lobaton, and Tomas Nido, many believe the team needs to upgrade at catcher more than any other position. Given the issue with the Mets lineup, you would ideally want a power at the position.
Looking at Mets history, they have actually had some power bats from the catching position. Can you name the catchers who have had the most homers for the Mets? Good luck!