The Starters Will All Stay Healthy
We all know what the Mets young flame throwing starters can do on the mound. So, we just hope that they’re all healthy during the course of the season. That pitching over his innings limit will not affect Matt Harvey; that Noah Syndergaard will avoid Tommy John in any way; that Steven Matz, who’s had his share of injuries already, will avoid them; and finally Zack Wheeler will come back nicely from his Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss all of last season.
The Mets Will Find A Dependable Setup Man
Closer Jeurys Familia is least of the Mets concerns heading into the 2016 season, but the rest of the bullpen is, especially whether the Mets can find a dependable setup man.
Tyler Clippard will not likely be brought back. Addison Reed is back and he is likely to be the setup guy unless if the Mets find a more suitable replacement. Reed pitched really well after the Mets picked him up last August. He was up and down in the playoffs. If the Mets get anything out of the regular season Reed, they got their eight inning man. If Reed falters, young Hansel Robles could also be a candidate with his electrifying stuff and swagger.
Heading into next year, looking at this bullpen, it would be safer to find another reliever who’s had eighth-inning experience.
History Repeats Itself
There were two things about the Royals winning the World Series last season that could help the 2016 Mets history wise in winning it all.
First of all the Royals lost the 2014 World Series and came back and won it the next year.
Second, the last time the Royals won the World Series prior to last season was back in 1985. The Mets won the World Series the next year in 1986.
With those two facts and the Mets losing in the World Series last year, hopefully history repeats itself and the Mets will carry the World Series crown. Just like the Royals looked against the San Francisco Giants in 2014, the Mets lack of World Series experience showed against K.C.
If the Mets get back to the Fall Classic, they should definitely be more equipped this time after being there last season.