The entire New York Mets offseason leading up to Spring Training has been eventful. It is good to see things starting on a good note after hiring two separate managers and ownership change that never happened. The chiseled Noah Syndergaard has trademarked his shirtless workouts, but the Mets pulled a prank on him during Saturday’s stretching session.
Everyone on the Mets warmed up shirtless today… except for Thor ??
— SNY (@SNYtv) February 16, 2020
They left Syndergaard as the only one with a shirt on, and he seemed to enjoy the prank. The Mets are starting spring on a good note while other teams in baseball are either dealing with or complaining about sign stealing. Syndergaard is one of the best follows on Twitter, and he did not disappoint in his response to the prank.
Some assembly required. Buzzers not included. https://t.co/zJVBa4Yl8y
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) February 15, 2020
Just like for most teams, the matchup between the Astros and Mets will be fun to watch. The direct ties with Carlos Beltran, Jake Marisnick, and J.D. Davis should make it a highly anticipated matchup. Let us not forget Rick Porcello and Dellin Betances were on teams who lost to the Astros in the 2017 playoffs, along with Jed Lowrie and Robinson Cano, who were division rivals.
World Series of Bust For Pistol Pete
Pete Alonso’s 2019 season was one of the greatest rookie seasons of all time. After hitting 53 home runs, he does not have any statistical achievements to work for in 2020. His primary focus is bringing back a World Series championship back to Queens. Alonso expressed his dream in the way only Pete Alonso can.
It didn’t take long for Pete Alonso to set the 2020 season standard for quotes: pic.twitter.com/zYiLRVaNpm
— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) February 15, 2020
The team to win a World Series is currently in place, and the team has not lost the mojo it carried through the end of 2019. Alonso is very nicely stepping into the leadership position David Wright vacated when he retired. Throughout all the drama of the offseason, it is not showing any effect on the 2020 Mets.