By David Miller @DavidMillerRant on March 10, 2014
It has been more than a minute since the New York Mets had a lot to give fans to look forward to. Other than the fact that David Wright is still at third and the emergence of Matt Harvey, not much has been going on. For the 2014 MLB season, fans can really be pumped about a few significant things that are going on.
A top prospect for the Mets, d’Arnaud only has to stay healthy to provide a good poke of up-side behind the plate. He looks like the best catcher the Mets have had in a while if all of his potential comes to fruition.
This offseason the Mets decided to hold on to Murphy and that was a huge deal. Last year he posted a .286 average, 13 home runs and 78 RBI. That ranks among the best of any second basemen in the National League as a group. He’ll only do as good or better this year.
Last year the slump of Ike Davis was a letdown for this team. That has led to a competition for the first base spot in 2014 however. The good news about that is that it should draw the best out of everyone available. Whether it ends up being Davis, Lucas Duda, Josh Satin or some combination that could even include a prospect, they should be better as a whole than they were in 2013.
Granderson is already showing out in Spring Training and that could well translate into a great season for he and the rest of the Mets outfield. It looks to be a much better group this year with Granderson the likely star.
Without Harvey this team still has Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese, Dillan Gee and Zach Wheeler in the starting rotation in addition to whomever is chosen for the fifth spot. That is a solid top four with Wheeler looking to have a good 2014 among the possible 15 to 20 wins that Colon could provide. They might not be the top rotation in the N.L. but they might surprise a few just the same.
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