I have always felt that teams need to play a minimum of 30-35 games before you can get a picture of who they are. After 14 games, the New York Mets are 12-2, yes I said 12-2. That record is the best start in their history. It’s still too early, (with less than 10 percent of season having been played), to draw large-scale conclusions, and I’m sure the Mets, are not going to keep playing at an .857 clip. But this is a surprise.
The question is…why? Answer: Their Noah Syndergaard led starting rotation is healthy, which has always been the differentiating factor for this team. Their veteran lineup boasts experience. Veterans like Asdrubal Cabrera and Todd Frazier are off to hot starts. And they have something special going that makes them practically unbeatable at the moment, even if Yoenis Cespedes, the most important hitter in the lineup, is hitting just .190, with 26 strikeouts in 14 games. Just look back to yesterday’s walk off win.
The Mets begin a series against the big, bad Nationals, and have a chance to bury them a little deeper in the standings over the next three nights at Citi Field. They already have a 6 game lead.
Going into the season I thought the Mets would be better than most predicted. I never imagined this kind of hot start. It is obviously still early on with more than 130 games to play, but the Mets with a series win over the Nationals might be looking like the team to beat in the NL East.
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