The New York Mets had a strong season in 2022, winning 101 games and securing a Wild Card spot.
However, they were knocked out in the first round by the San Diego Padres.
This year, they’ve built yet another stacked ballclub, having added Justin Verlander to replace Jacob deGrom, as well as starters Jose Quintana and Kodai Senga, and relievers David Robertston and Adam Ottavino.
New York was busy this winter and they appear ready to take another step.
On Twitter, the team released a hype video for the start of spring training games, with snippets of an interview with Pete Alonso being played in the background, where Alonso expressed his confidence in the Mets current ballclub and excitement for another special season.
Buckle up: 2023 is here. pic.twitter.com/mQUZ0x9scY
— New York Mets (@Mets) February 22, 2023
In addition to the newly-signed pitchers, the Mets brought back Brandon Nimmo on an eight-year, $162 million deal, adding to a stacked core that already featured Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Francisco Lindor, Starling Marte, Edwin Diaz, and Mark Canha.
Just like last offseason, the Mets were busy and once again look prepared to make a run.
Owner Steve Cohen went on a crazy spending spree to boost New York’s roster and turn the team into a legitimate World Series contender.
And the confidence is ever prevalent among the players at Mets camp.
There’s a lot to look forward to.
It’ll be a tight race in the NL East with the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves still in the mix.
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