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Mets Season Preview

Francisco Lindor is the Mets’ biggest star in 2023

One of the faces of the franchise, Lindor will look to have another MVP-type season in 2023.

The Mets need good middle relief innings from Drew Smith in 2023

The 29-year-old has pitched pretty well in his time in the big leagues.

Carlos Carrasco is an important piece of the Mets’ rotation

The Mets’ third-oldest starter at the age of 36, Carrasco will look to anchor the back end of the 2023 rotation.

Daniel Vogelbach looks to continue to beat up right-handed pitching

The Mets need more from their DH spot this season.

Will Joey Lucchesi be able to find success after Tommy John surgery?

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Mark Vientos could see some action at DH this season

The righty has shown some pop with the bat in the minor leagues.

Sam Coonrod could see major league innings with Mets after healing from his lat injury

Coonrod had been feeling good and pitching well in spring training before suffering the injury.

Luis Guillorme continues to be a very valuable part of the Mets’ roster

Guillorme had a great year in 2022 and should be a key piece again this year.

Jeff McNeil is a cornerstone of the Mets lineup in 2023

After singing an extension this offseason, McNeil looks to pick up where he left off in 2022.

Stephen Ridings could give the Mets an intriguing bullpen arm in 2023

Ridings was hurt and barely pitched last year, but he fared very well in 2021.

Elieser Hernandez is one of the Mets’ rotation depth arms as the 2023 season begins

Hernandez came to the Mets alongside Jeff Brigham in a trade with the Marlins.

The Mets are making Brooks Raley their bullpen lefty in 2023

Raley is an MLB journeyman with impressive stuff, but his actions impact far beyond the mound.

Bryce Montes de Oca could see more major league innings if healthy in 2023

Montes de Oca will start the year on the injured list.

Francisco Álvarez will try to prove that his bat and glove are both ready for the majors in 2023

There’s not much doubt about the former. The latter will be the big test for the Mets’ top prospect.

John Curtiss has a good shot at making the Mets’ Opening Day bullpen

Signed last year with most of his Tommy John rehab ahead of him, Curtiss is now positioned to help the Mets.

David Robertson is even more important to the Mets’ bullpen now

Robertson was a significant signing whose importance is only greater with Edwin Díaz injured.

Expect a lot of home runs from Pete Alonso in 2023

The slugging first baseman is always good for a lot of dingers.

David Peterson is an important Mets depth piece in 2023

Despite not having a clear rotation spot, Peterson will likely be called upon for plenty of starts.

The Mets won’t need José Butto if everything goes right in 2023

Butto has improved since his disastrous MLB debut last season, but there’s too much competition for too few spots to make him a serious candidate for the roster.

Kodai Senga and his ghost fork are exciting wild cards in the Mets’ rotation

The Mets are hoping the Japanese ace can successfully make the jump to the major leagues.

Ronny Mauricio will head to Syracuse with a chance to improve and impress

The young infielder holds potential, but can he overcome his significant limitations at the plate?

Tim Locastro looks to zoom his way on the roster

Tim Locastro has remained one of the fastest players in baseball, giving the Mets a skill they do not have much of in the organization.

Jeff Brigham has a solid baseline and upside for more

Brigham is another dude with a sweepy slider that the Mets added this past offseason.

Tommy Hunter looks to help the Mets’ bullpen for a third year in a row

Tommy Hunter has achieved fan-favorite status over the last two years, and looks to keep the good vibes going into 2023.

Zach Greene could be an intriguing middle relief piece for the 2023 Mets

There are a lot of traits to like here.

Tomás Nido’s is set to start the season as one of the Mets’ two catchers

With no clear number one catcher Nido will likely see significant playing time.

Tylor Megill is one of the biggest mysteries on the Mets’ roster in 2023

We have seen flashes of what Megill can do and he is a key part of the Mets’ rotation depth, but he’s yet to show he can sustain a higher-octane arsenal and stay healthy.

Starling Marte looks to keep the Marte party going in 2023

Despite injury risk, Marte remains a key part of the Mets lineup.

Danny Mendick will provide valuable middle infield depth for the Mets

Once his knee heals, Mendick is a huge upgrade over internal backup infielders currently in the org.

Stephen Nogosek has an opportunity to be in the Mets’ Opening Day bullpen in 2023

The mustachioed righty is out of options and performed well in a small sample in the majors last season, which perhaps gives him a leg up over some other bullpen candidates.

Omar Narváez could give the Mets much-needed help behind the plate this year

Francisco Álvarez is on the way, but Narváez could be a big help as the prospect continues to develop.

Max Scherzer looking forward to a healthier 2023 season

Mad Max was great for much of last season, but an oblique injury and two bad starts at the end stick out in his first go-around with the Mets.