Not Your Father's Mets
(Jeff Roberson, AP)

Not Your Father’s Mets – How This Team is Different

Not your father’s Mets is a phrase that I hope rings true to the younger generation of fans. This team seems different by all accounts and it starts with the owner Steve Cohen.

He is a Met’s fan who had a small ownership stake under the Wilpon era, but he bought the team and becomes the richest owner in baseball immediately. He gave a guarantee that the team would win a World Series in the next 3 to 5 years, and I really believe that because he has already put some actions into place.

He made the biggest trade of the off-season getting Franciso Lindor from the Cleveland Indians, getting the team a perennial All-Star to play shortstop.

They did not overpay for Trevor Bauer, who is an overrated pitcher who wanted to have the biggest contract in baseball. The owner and front office have made the decision to spend wisely, and not overpay for players with big names and social media followings.

They do have some typical Mets failures that came out this off-season, they failed to properly vet a few of their hires and it came back to bite them in the ass.

They are signing guys to bolster their bench as well, with Kevin Pillar coming to Flushing as a solid fourth outfielder, building their bench with solid fielders and speed on the base paths.

They have some sorting out to do at first base, with Pete Alonso and Dom Smith both looking like they can be stars going forward, they need to find a way to get them both playing time. The universal DH being gone hurts this team pretty bad, but they have leverage in possible trades.

Their rotation is one of the best in baseball, with Jacob deGrom having 2 Cy Young’s, adding Carlos Carrasco in the Lindor trade, and bringing back Stroman their starting pitchers should be the best aspect of their team.

This is not your father’s Mets team of the past, a new owner is leading them in the right direction so I expect a World Series.