Could Mets’ new look lead team to division title?

Mets fans have a newfound sense of hope after a change of ownership and multiple off-season moves, including the swap for superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor, and Will Middlebrooks shares that optimism.

The CBS Sports and former big league baseball analyst joined Zach Gelb at WFAN this weekend to talk about the Mets’ new look, and the 2013 World Series champion made it clear that he believes in Steve Cohen’s group.

“I think the Mets are back,” Middlebrooks said. “I really believe it. I think they will win the division and this year I really believe in it. “

Much of Middlebrooks’ confidence in the Mets lies in the team’s pitching staff, particularly an early rotation that was bolstered during the off-season with the signing of Taijuan Walker and the addition of Carlos Carrasco, who came with Lindor from Cleveland. But another big piece of the rotation is Marcus Stroman, who has accepted the team’s qualifying offer this offseason after missing all last season due to an injured calf and COVID-19 concerns, which led him to give up on the shortened campaign.

“I think Stroman has a huge year,” Middlebrooks said….

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