They see it every year.
Mets fans are already sick of losing every year. They are tired of playing second fiddle to the New York Yankees. Mets fans are asking themselves the same question: When will things get better at Flushing? Well I am here to tell you that the future is bright for the New York Metropolitans.
Lets first talk about the young arms that they have in their rotation. With the emergence of Jacob DeGrom, the Mets have three young starting pitchers for the future (Zack Wheeler and the injured Matt Harvey being the other.) Those guys are the future of the pitching rotation and could possibly have them pitch deep into October pretty soon. DeGrom, who is 6-5 with a 2.77 ERA and was named National League Rookie of the Month, could spell trouble for veteran Bartolo Colon who has been a major disappointment for the Mets. Could the Mets actually trade Colon in the offseason to get a quality power bat that they need? Whatever the case may be, all three of these pitchers are the future of this rotation.
As for the Mets offense, well it has been sometimes great and sometimes not so great. When the Mets signed Curtis Granderson away from the Yankees last offseason, it was said that he would protect David Wright in the lineup. After struggling mightily in the first few months of the season, Granderson has found his stride. He is batting .225 with 17 homers and 44 RBI’s and was moved to the leadoff role in the lineup. As for the fan favorite David Wright, he has been slumping lately. Described as the engine that drives the Mets offense, he has been playing with a sore left shoulder that looks like it has been bothering him for most of the season.
Catcher Travis d’Arnaud has been a bright spot for the Mets. After being sent down to Triple A in June, d’Arnaud have discovered his swing and is batting .220 with 7 homers and 27 RBI’s. Aqcquired in the R.A Dickey deal two off seasons ago, it looks like he is turning his career around. With Granderson, a healthy David Wright and d’Arnaud in the lineup, it will be a force to be reckon with. They just need one more power bat to the lineup.
Be patient Mets fans. The future is now.