The New York Mets are a handful of games below .500, mired once again in a season that is destined to end in September. 2006, the year the Mets fell short a few runs short of advancing to the World Series, occurred almost a decade ago and the time since then has been more and more futility for the Metropolitans. Nonetheless, it’s undeniable that this team is somewhat different. While there are holes throughout the team, you can clearly see the makings of a strong ball club.
It all begins with the pitching. Stud Matt Harvey has been on the pine all year, recovering from Tommy John Surgery. The hope is he will be back and ready for the beginning of the 2015 season. Joining him will be the youngster Zach Wheeler, who has shown flashes of dominance this season, albeit inconsistently. Jonathan Niese is another starter that has been exceptional when on the mound, though he’s struggled to stay healthy. And lurking in the minor leagues is highly regarded starter Noah Syndergarrd.