The team that hails from Flushing, the New York Mets, is the Big Apple’s most exciting collection of talent and it’s not even close.

They almost burst onto the scene too quickly. One moment they represented the up and coming team from the Metropolitan area. The next thing we knew, they were representing the National League on baseball‘s greatest stage in October.

Some might argue we haven’t truly appreciated this collection of talent that makes up the current New York Mets.

Perhaps the reason lies in the fact they were ousted by the Kansas City Royals in a quick five-game series. Or, maybe the truth comes when realizing the Chicago Cubs, the very same Cubbies the Mets swept in 2015, took home the crown last fall.

Whatever the reason may be, 2017’s version of the Metropolitans don’t care. All they’re looking to do is win the World Series.

And all we can do right now is marvel about the narrative that this team is loaded from head-to-toe with a plethora of personalities that would make Hollywood blush. Think about it. No, seriously, sit there while reading this and think about it. From one name to another, the stud-level of characters who make up the New York Mets is simply astounding.

Noah Syndergaard

We begin with the man they call Thor. Thor … this is literally what we call him thanks to such a stunning comparison the man has with the Marvel character mightier than any. Lucky for us, he takes that superhero persona personally, boasting one of the most entertaining Twitter accounts in all the land.

Throwing harder than any man in baseball, Noah Syndergaard is the perfect leading man for any championship-aspiring club.

Yoenis Cespedes

Speaking of superhuman, did anybody catch the latest Yo throw?

Like a shortstop ranking to his right, Yoenis Cespedes collected the ball in a mild-like fashion and flicked it to second base, humiliating the baserunner.

If Thor is the superhero for the pitching staff, Yo is the superhuman at the plate.

Matt Harvey

Alright, so perhaps Matt Harvey‘s star has far surpassed his accolades on the diamond. We all understand this is the case at this point in his career.

At the same time, the man is still getting the job done off the field:

It’s this Page 6-like persona that has kept the Dark Knight alive and well in the hearts and minds of many New York baseball fans. What Derek Jeter has left behind, Harvey has gobbled up.

He’s still just 27-years of age and possesses nasty stuff. Oh yeah, his competitive nature is still intact, we believe.

Get him right, keep him healthy and he’ll show up when it matters most.

Jose Reyes

Admittedly, many Mets fans had an issue accepting Jose Reyes back into the fold. The news surrounding his off-the-field acts leading to his 50-game suspension were uglier than many along the same line.

Little by little, day by day, Mets fans started to realize just how important the man was to the lineup. His excitable nature, leading the charge at the top of the lineup juices this club unlike anything we’ve seen in quite some time (thanks to Sandy Alderson‘s power-or-nothing attitude regarding personnel).

Jacob deGrom

The man who always seems to get passed over as the ace of the rotation may just be the best Mets starting pitcher in 2017. Coming off a workmanlike effort in 2015, Jacob deGrom showed his rust in 2016.

This season, the deGrominator should be back in his full, machine-like attire.

Neil Walker / Asdrubal Cabrera

With the everyday departure of captain David Wright, a new locker room voice was desperately needed. Neil Walker became that guy in 2016 prior to season-ending surgery.

Paired with Asdrubal Cabrera — a guy who surprised many with how seamlessly he fit in — has provided Terry Collins with a dream double-play combination.

When looking around the clubhouse, there’s one star stacked up on one big name. These Mets are unrivaled in this area.

Only the New York Giants with names such as Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and Landon Collins can come close. Aside from them, however, the Amazins fit the bill as not only New York City’s best team, but most exciting brand.

While the brand is in full health, the job isn’t complete. The only way to cash in on that brand to its fullest extent is to capture the World Series title that’s eluded the franchise since 1986.

The Summer of 2017 will determine whether that’ll happen or not. Everything is in place (rested arms, health at every position, etc.). It’s up to your boys to get it done.

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Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Former strong safety, point guard, and 400-meter hustler. Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip, and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared by major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

Born as a New York Sports Fan, something unexplainable in his blood that’ll never be shaken. Remembers the Kevin Maas days, the Yankees on MSG, the Bruce Coslet era, and the Spring of ’94.

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