To say the least, the Mets have had a very successful offseason.

They’ve added Yoenis Cespedes, Neil Walker, Antonio Bastardo, and Asdrubal Cabrera, as well as Bartolo Colon and Jerry Blevins.

With these additions, we have a substantially better team than we did on last year’s Opening Day when half of the team’s line-up looked like a Triple-A roster at best, and often played like one. We had a terrible, hit-less offense that made any opposing pitching look brilliant. Our staff was good at the beginning of the season but morphed into an unstoppable one towards the end. This year we could be historically good.

The New York Mets celebrate after Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Chicago. The Mets won 8-3 to advance to the World Series.

The New York Mets celebrate after Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Chicago. The Mets won 8-3 to advance to the World Series.                     

2015 Opening Day Lineup:

Granderson RF
Wright – 3B
Duda – 1B
Cuddyer – LF
Murphy – 2B
Lagares – CF
d’Arnaud – C
Flores – SS
Colon – P

Projected 2016 Opening Day Lineup:

Granderson – RF
Walker – 2B
Cespedes – CF
Duda – 1B
Wright – 3B
d’Arnaud – C
Conforto – LF
Flores – DH
Cabrera – SS

We should have one of the top lineups in baseball, followed by the best pitching staff in the sport. Compared to last year, we will look like a real-life Major League team. Our bats should be as alive as they were during last year’s August-to-October run since we have so many players cued up to have break out seasons.

The lineup will be virtually the same, except for the additions of Walker and Cabrera, and of course, the absence of Murphy.  Cespedes should start to fire up the bats like last summer. He will give enormous protection to hitters like Duda and Conforto, who should have All-Star seasons. Just his ego and huge presence looming in the pitchers minds could make them screw-up.

Right now there is no question we have the best staff in the game. Terry Collins could put the pitchers in any order and still have it be the most intimidating, and fearful staff in baseball. It is unlikely that all of our pitchers will be healthy all year, but every single one of them could be a 15- game winner. Adding Zach Wheeler back into the rotation will mean we have 5 aces in their prime, and no one in the Major Leagues will want to face us. Especially in October.

Compared to last year we are very much improved in all most every category. We have had a nice taste of success, and now, a large chip on our shoulder. With all the tools we have, we could easily jump out of the gate, rip-up the Majors, and win a championship.

Certainly no fan can hold in their anticipation for April 3rd and see what this team will do.

  • Jim

    Love your Twitter account but this is extremely amateur journalism. The content is dull, you said “we” about 450 times, as if you’re part of the team, and you proclaim that Duda and Conforto “should have All-Star seasons.” Really? I’m as big a Mets fan as they come but if Lucas Duda is an All-Star in 2016 I’d be BEYOND shocked. I don’t think you realize how many better first basemen there are in the NL. You can’t post such high expectations and when writing a column you shouldn’t show how invested in the team you really are, you should stand neutral. Sorry Charlie, take a creative writing class or something dawg

  • metsnation

    I agree with some points but it seems a little too biased