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Mets Fans Will Love ESPN Opening Day MLB Power Rankings

Larry Rupp
New York Mets fans are going to love ESPN's Opening Day MLB power rankings.
New York Mets fans are going to love ESPN's Opening Day MLB power rankings. / Eric Espada/Getty Images

Opening Day is just about here and the New York Mets are receiving a lot of hype heading into the 2021 season. They failed to live up to expectations last year finishing tied for last in the NL East division with a record of 26-34, but this isn't the same ball club as that one.

The Mets come in ranked No. 5 in ESPN's Opening Day power rankings and only trail one other team in the NL East division in the Atlanta Braves. Bolstered by a strong rotation and new faces on the offense, the sky is the limit for this Mets team if they can just stay healthy and play baseball.

New York Mets Power Rankings

The Mets wasted no time making a big move this offseason as they traded for four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor. He joins a balanced and powerful lineup that already features the likes of Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto.

In fact, the Mets lead the league last season with a .348 team on-base percentage (OBP). However, this team's success may very well come down to pitching.

While they did strike out 10.06 batter per 9 innings last season (No. 4 in MLB), the Mets need to improve upon the 4.73 earned runs they gave up per game (T-No. 22 in MLB). NL Cy Young candidate Jacob deGrom leads a pitching staff full of veteran starters like Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker.

No matter what, this is going to be an exciting season for Mets fans to experience. They head into 2021 with +130 odds to win the NL East and +1000 odds to win the World series, according to MLB odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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