New York Mets: Contenders or Not Enjoy this Stretch Mets Fans

Zack Wheeler, Jeff McNeil, Amed Rosario, Michael Conforto, New York Mets. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Zack Wheeler, Jeff McNeil, Amed Rosario, Michael Conforto, New York Mets. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

The New York Mets are over .500 and the hottest team in baseball. It might not last until October, but it’s exciting to think about the Mets playing relevant baseball.

Whether the New York Mets are playing baseball in October or not, just enjoy this time New York Mets fans. We complain so often about this team accepting mediocrity, but this is a special time. The players are having fun and playing great baseball. Enjoy meaningful baseball in Flushing, Queens!

Things seem to be falling into place for the Metropolitans to make a surprise playoff appearance. The Phillies, Brewers, and Giants are all struggling and have allowed the Amazins to creep back into the race. Now just one game behind the Washington Nationals for the top spot in the Wild Card race, the Mets have all cylinders firing at just the right time.

In the first half of the year, it looked like the Mets were going to have another wasted season. Players such as Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler were constantly named as possible players to leave the Big Apple in a trade, as they looked to rebuild once again. Instead, GM Brodie Van Wagenen acquired lightning rod pitcher Marcus Stroman to complete with an already talented starting rotation.

With the addition of Stroman, it seemed like everything clicked all at once. The Mets went from near cellar dwellers to the talk of the entire league. They are playing better than they have in recent seasons.

Their lineup is filled with power hitters including J.D. Davis, Michael Conforto, and the potential National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso. The power hitter who is lovingly referred to as “Polar Bear Pete” is the true power hitter than has been missing from the Mets lineup since Yoenis Cespedes started battling injuries the last few seasons.

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Back to reality, however, the Mets are playing at an unbelievable level right now that is hard to imagine they sustain for the remaining six weeks of the season. Anything can happen in baseball, but it’s a lot to ask of a team no matter how well they are currently playing. This team just took two out of three games from the Nationals showing that maybe we do need to believe.