To this point, the New York Mets have had a big offseason generating much excitement. The thrilling acquisitions being added to what was a 101-win baseball team from last season has most fans and media alike bullish on what the Mets can attain in 2023.
Hopefully, it is a baseball team that has Carlos Correa under contract and on the field. If so, the expectation for this team should be winning the World Series.
On paper, there sure is a lot to like about the Mets. The bullpen is rebuilt, looking much stronger. An exciting young core of bats features the lineup. And, of course, the Mets starting pitching will be must-watch every day.
Recently, MLB.com power ranked every team in the MLB after most key free agents this offseason officially agreed to deals with clubs. In the power ranking, the Mets, rightfully so, got a lot of love.
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Mets place second in MLB.com power ranking:
The Mets came in second of the ranking with their strong haul this free agency. Thoughts on the state of this Mets team were also shared by MLB.com with their lofty ranking.
“This ranking is somewhat based on the assumption that eventually Carlos Correa will come to an agreement with the Mets, but as we’ve watched this play out, there’s really no way of knowing where the shortstop (or is he a third baseman?) will land. Let’s just say the Mets are our No. 2 pick based on a few seemingly strong free-agent signings and the fact that they were just really good in ’22, despite how sourly the season ended.”
To conclude the explanation, the lone concern they did make note of was the fact that the Mets do have an old, aging pitching staff entering the year.
The one team to finish ahead of the Mets was the defending World Series champion, Houston Astros. Also, in the NL East alone, the Atlanta Braves came in right behind the Mets at three and the Philadelphia Phillies at six, further showing how competitive the Mets division will be next season.
If the Mets can get it done with Correa, they enter 2023 with no excuses. This is a win-now baseball team with all the talent needed to be the best. It should be another fun year with many wins and, most importantly, postseason progress.