New York Mets Form Own Spiderman-Like Multiverse With Club Legends

Published 12/18/2021, 1:22 PM EST


Spidey fever is slinging its web across the Globe and the MLB isn’t one to get left behind. The New York Mets, despite ending the 2021 season without a playoff spot, will be looking to pick it up and run it back again this year.  And some faces on the roster really do stand out.

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The New York Mets’ 2021 Season

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Ending up 3rd in the National League, with a 77 – 85 record, the season serves as a decent mid marker for the Mets. The lockout and the off-season should give the Mets time to really hunker down and figure out the trades they need to mount a challenge for the playoff spots in 2022.

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And with them only ending 6th in the Wild Card Standings for the playoff, they still aren’t way off qualification. A couple moves in the lockout shortened season should give them just enough time

The Pitcher Multiverse

Regardless of the off-season roster moves however, the New York Mets seems to have the web (excuse the pun) in a frenzy with a new graphic being put up on Twitter.

The graphic features winners of the Cy Young Award from the New York Mets’ roster. These include mentions of pitchers from various years who have won the award before on a poster parody of the new Spiderman movie “No Way Home”.

The New York Mets featured on the list include past winners of the award, Jacob Degrom(2018), RA Dickey(2012), Dwight Gooden (1985) and Tom Seawer (1969). The poster graphic also mentions Max Scherzer with the year 2022 next to it making some bold predictions for the season ahead.

The Cy Young Award is awarded by the Baseball Writers Association of America to the best pitcher from each League and is an annual award given out in the MLB. The Award used to be for the best pitcher from the MLB, meaning for both the leagues combined, for the first 11 years. This however, was changed in 1966 to the best pitcher from the American League and the National League respectively.

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Max Scherzer and his elusive 4th Cy Young Award

The 2021 season will mark the 8th time that Max Scherzer has been in the contention for the Cy Young Award. He finished the 2021 season just short of the winner, ending in 3rd place while pitching for the Dodgers. He would hope that the Citi Field brings him some luck.

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The pitcher is doubtless in conversation for one of the all time greats. Winning the Cy Young Award again would only bolster his claim on the top spots. He would be just the fifth pitcher in Major League history to win four or more Cy Young Awards, joining Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Steve Carlton and Greg Maddux.

The Mets have been in search for a qualification spot for quite a while. And with Scherzer signing on they may just be on the cusp of a playoff run.

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Aditya Deshingkar

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Aditya Deshingkar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. An aspiring lawyer, Aditya is a final year student of the law program at GLC. Notably, as an avid sports lover, he shares a keen interest in NBA, MLB, and Formula 1.

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