New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo believes this ballclub could contend for a World Series in the upcoming campaign.
The New York Mets, without a doubt, finished the 2019 regular season on a high note. The team ended up with a record of 86-76.
Despite not reaching the postseason (for the third consecutive year), the finish was very impressive for a ballclub that was 11 games under-.500 at one point.
If this team just finds a way to correct the low points (the bullpen), they could become even more competitive in 2020. Some people think they could make a playoff run, others believe a World Series run is intact. Outfielder Brandon Nimmo is part of that latter group of individuals.
“Look at where the Nationals ended up, just by getting in,” Nimmo said, per Garrett Stepien of SNY. “That’s all you have to do is just get in, and they found a formula that worked, and I felt like we had really good success against the Nationals when we were healthy. So I think it just proves that this team has… a chance at the World Series next year. So if we stay healthy, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be in those talks.”
The Nationals won their first-ever World Series title this past October after clinching one of the two National League Wild Card spots. Nimmo believes that any team could be able to do that, including the beloved Metropolitans.
Nimmo’s 2019 campaign was unfortunately abbreviated. He only appeared in 69 games, dealing with a neck injury for much of the year. In that span of time, he hit eight home runs with 29 RBI and a slash line of .221/.375/.407.