That said, it must be very hard to contain your excitement around the start of the 2018 Mets season.
After what transpired a season ago in which the Mets lost over 90 games, the team needed to give their fans a reason to believe that 2018 was going to be different.
The first two weeks have done just that.
The Mets at 8-1 are now tied for the best start in the history of the franchise.
The hot start to the season is great, but we’ve seen other teams start off fast and fizzle out, but for a bunch of different reasons, this fast start seems different for the Mets.
In the first two weeks of the year, you have had just about everybody pitch in and help the team win ball games.
It seems that in all of these wins the Mets have a different hero and difference-maker every night.
The Mets have won games with power, they’ve won games with aggressive base running, and they have been reliant on a bullpen that looks completely transformed from the one we saw a year ago.
A bullpen that was very much in question coming into the season now appears to be a major strength.
It’s been a good brand of baseball two weeks in. Pitching, defense, good base running and clutch hitting have been on full display.
It’s a strong testament to first year Mets manager Mickey Callaway for setting a tone right at the start of spring training.
Callaway’s players have made him look smart, but in the first two weeks of the season it seems he has that Midas Touch.
Maybe every move isn’t turning to gold, but it’s sure leading to a ton of wins.
The Mets made the ultimate statement over the weekend against their arch nemesis, the Washington Nationals.
The Nationals have dominated the head-to-head match ups over the last two seasons and have won the NL East comfortably each of the last two years.
The Mets went down to Washington and swept the three-game series sending a clear message to the reigning division champs: 2018 ain’t gonna be no walk in the park!
I’m not ready to crown the Mets as a championship team, and I’m not ready to say they are better than the Nationals, but they have given you a reason to believe.
It’s a long season, the peaks and valleys are inevitable, but after last year’s nightmare, isn’t a reason to believe all you want?
It’s early, but there’s a lot to like.
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