The New York Mets are off to a scintillating start, with a 13-5 record that is the best in MLB.
The team, led by veteran baseball man Buck Showalter, is keeping a day-by-day approach, and each of the 28 guys on the roster has quietly done his job to guarantee the fast start.
The word “humble” probably shouldn’t be associated with a team with a top-two payroll in baseball, but that’s precisely the best way to describe the players’ attitude towards the season, even in the middle of a historic streak.
The Mets know that they still haven’t achieved anything.
They know they also started off the 2021 campaign very well, leading the division for most of the first half before completely collapsing in the second.
The Mets Are Showing The Right Approach
And they know that, no matter how pricy or expensive their payroll is, that doesn’t guarantee anything.
“Max Scherzer: ‘We’re playing good team baseball. … We’re just in the flow of things. We’ve come out of the gates pretty well, but we haven’t won anything yet. April’s April. Things get hairy here in the next few months, so that’s when we’ll get tested’,” Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News tweeted, quoting the team ace in the absence of Jacob deGrom.
Max Scherzer: “We’re playing good team baseball. … We’re just in the flow of things. We’ve come out of the gates pretty well, but we haven’t won anything yet. April’s April. Things get hairy here in the next few months, so that’s when we’ll get tested.”
— Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) April 26, 2022
For the Mets to make a deep playoff run that may result in a World Series berth, they need a healthy deGrom.
However, they also need Scherzer to keep dominating, and his rotation mates to keep putting the team in a position to win.
Carlos Carrasco, Chris Bassitt, Tylor Megill, and even David Peterson have also done a fantastic job, not to mention Francisco Lindor, Eduardo Escobar, Jeff McNeil, Brandon Nimmo, and other hitters.
For now, they have the right mindset, and that’s all that matters at this point.