4.The Mets Will Have A Top 10 Offense
This may be the boldest prediction of them all. The last time the Mets ranked in the top ten offensively as a team was also the last time they finished above .500 (2008). However, I believe that with new hitting coach Kevin Long and a little bit of health and progression, this offense will compliment the pitching staff that anchors this team. David Wright appears healthy and over his shoulder issue from last season. If spring training is any indication of Wright’s power returning, a 20 home run season may not be out of the question and would be his first since 2012. Curtis Granderson had a streaky first season as a Met. Now reunited with his former Yankees hitting coach, Granderson should be able to increase his average from the .227 he hit last season and also increase his home run total above the 20 he hit. Both Juan Lagares and Travis D’Arnaud should improve following their first full seasons and Lucas Duda should put up comparable numbers following his breakout 30 home run season last year. That’s all the guys that were already there plus they’re only real addition of the offseason, Michael Cuddyer will actually play in more than 80 games and hit .280.