Dear Mets Fans,
The future is very, very bright.
Thursday night the Mets defeated the Rockies 2-1 to complete a sweep, but it was much more than that. It was a showcase of what 2014 will be. Matt Harvey threw a complete game, four hit shutout and cruised to his ninth win of the season. Wilmer Flores made his big league debut and had huge at-bats in the last two games of the series. The outfield continues to impress, as Juan Lagares, Eric Young Jr. and Marlon Byrd each contributed big time defensive plays and continue to rake with the bat.
The light at the end of the tunnel can be seen. The stellar pitching from young guys like Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia, and Dillon Gee highlights the start of a core of young pitching that will only grow. Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares add to the group of homegrown talent with David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Bobby Parnell. 2014 is the year where all the money comes off the books and Sandy Alderson can spend to get the big bat everyone has been dreaming about.
And the biggest part to all of this, the die-hards have stayed patient. It wasn’t easy to stick by this team during this rebuilding process. But it isn’t quite over yet. Staying patient throughout the offseason and spring training is going to be key. Sandy Alderson will finally be able to unveil his master plan and put in into place on the big league level in 2014.
Now, that doesn’t mean the Mets are going to win the World Series next season. It just means that they will be competitive again and that October baseball is on the horizon. A team that has only won two World Series, only threw their first no-hitter last year and is a team known for September collapses; it’s time for some positive to be associated with the Mets.
It’s time for Matt Harvey to be the best pitcher in baseball (because he is), and David Wright to have a supporting cast and the young talent (Zack Wheeler, Travis d’Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero) to contribute at the big league level.
Sandy Alderson has all the tools to make the Mets successful in 2014 and this is his opportunity to show you, the fans that it was worth the wait.
While this process is far from complete, it’s nice as a journalist to be able to talk about progress and how the future is bright. The dark cloud over this franchise seems to be disappearing and the sun will shine over the Mets soon
The best part of all of this: we are all on this journey together. We all have gone through this bump in the road. It’s now time to enjoy some success, together. Let’s Go Mets.
Fellow Mets Die Hard