A couple months ago, Spring Training was in session and the New York Mets geared up for what had the makings of a season-long battle in the stacked National League East. Since then, the MLB has been in a state of constant flux due to the pandemic.
Whether divisions restructure or stay the same, the Mets like their chances in 2020. Last year's NL Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso made it very clear where he wanted to be at the season's end back in February.
Mets 2020 Win Percentage Odds
On FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mets currently have the third highest win percentage odds (over/under 53.5 percent) in the NL East behind the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals. It's hard to argue against the Braves being the team to beat in the division after two straight division titles behind a youthful roster, but the Nats have taken a step back after losing Anthony Rendon.
New York on the other hand is expecting veteran slugger Yoenis Cespedes back, as their own young core of hitters including Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Amed Rosario, J.D. Davis and more lead the way. This surplus of bench depth is something of a rarity for Mets fans.
Don't forget about ace Jacob deGrom who will compete for his third straight NL Cy Young. He headlines a veteran pitching staff (Marcus Stroman, Rick Porcello, Steven Matz, Michael Wacha). The bullpen has even improved adding former New York Yankee Dellin Betances.
The Noah Syndergaard injury hurts, no doubt, but the Mets are still a roster primed to be right in the thick of the playoff hunt. There is too much talent here to say otherwise.
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