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The Mets started off hot last season but quickly slowed down falling to the back of the pack by the end of the season. They did have some bright spots. The starting pitching was great most of the season and they had the Cy Young award winner in Jacob DeGrom.  Injuries to their main position players hurt the Mets in a big way in 2018. If the Boys From Queens were able to stay a little bit healthier last year things might have turned out very different.

The Mets have added several players this offseason. They traded for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Mariners in the blockbuster of the winter. They also added Wilson Ramos, Keon Broxton, Rajai Davis, JD Davis, Gregor Blanco, Jed Lowrie and Jeurys Familia. The Mets did trade catcher Kevin Plawecki for a few prospects.

The Mets’ main addition this offseason was new GM Brodie Van Wagenen who joined the club in November and promised big things. Whether or not those big things will happen, only time will tell. New York added some coaches as well. Chili Davis was named the new hitting coach, Chuck Hernandez is the new bullpen coach.  

If the Mets can keep their veteran players healthy they can be really good. They have a very good farm system. Pete Alonso will get a look at first base in spring training. They will have lots of experienced veterans to lead the team and the starting rotation will look to build from last season’s accomplishments. When it’s all said and done health will be the key to their season.

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