HOLBROOK, NY– As we count down the days to Super Bowl Sunday, let’s get into some last-minute topics: Mets Get Better? Knicks NBA Trade Deadline Recap, Super Bowl Preview/Predictions.
Mets Get Better?
Over the past few months I have vented my frustrations with the Mets front office. But after an underwhelming 75-win season, it is entirely possible that Mets did, in fact, get better this offseason. The club prioritized run prevention by snagging Gold Glover Harrison Bader to play some CF this year. This moves Brandon Nimmo to left. Nimmo, who has vastly improved defensively over the past few seasons, has given the Mets a very good defense outfield. Add Starling Marte and Tyrone Taylor to the fold and it’s an above average defense specialized outfield. Not to mention the best defensive shortstop in baseball, Francisco Lindor. Add the Swiss Army Knife known as Jeff McNeil.
The next area where the metros (at least on paper) have improved is their bullpen. Getting Edwin Diaz back is worth at least 6-8 wins. Maybe more, along with returning veteran options such as Brooks Raley and Adam Ottavino and intriguing spare parts like Jake Diekman and Shintaro Fujinami the upside for the Mets pen is intriguing and worth paying attention to.
Knicks NBA Trade Deadline Recap
The NY Knicks swung a deal to acquire to veteran sharpshooters in Bojan Bogdanovic and familiar friend Alec Burks. The Knickerbockers had to give away a solid young piece in Quenten Grimes to land the two, but the Knicks are doing something the Mets should have in 2022: they are pushing all of their chips to the table and making a push at a championship. Led by superstar PG Jalen Brunson, they have a chance to bring a championship back to NYC for the first time since the Giants were able to do so in 2011.
Super Bowl Preview/Predictions
We’ve finally made it to the Super Bowl, no thanks to our teams here at MTM. The Jets, Giants, and even Vikings have broken our collective hearts this past season. All three aforementioned teams have important off-seasons ahead.
This game has been previewed prior to the season even beginning. Both teams were considered the favorites in their respective conferences before the season had even started. Interestingly enough, both teams have had severe concerning slumps through the middle of the season, these two juggernauts seem to mirror one another, both have superstar TE’S in George Kittle and Travis Kelce, the two defenses are also very good with some brilliant minds conducting said defenses but in much different ways, the niners have a ferocious pass rush while the chiefs have a lockdown secondary, ultimately the most important position will win this game for their team.
As much as Brock Purdy has shocked the world as the last pick in the NFL draft, you cannot bet against Patrick Mahomes. That being said, give me the Chiefs by a final score of 24-20, with Mahomes greatness being the deciding factor in the contest.