Even the national media is jumping on the New York Mets bandwagon. Sports Illustrated released their annual MLB Preview issue and starters Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and closer Jeurys Familia appear on the cover of the iconic magazine. The publication includes postseason predictions and the staff foresees the Mets repeating as NL East Champs.
Who is the odd man out you ask?
Noah Syndergaard is nowhere to be found on the cover which is a bit odd since most scouts admit that he could have the greatest upside of any Mets pitcher. As for the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, the Kansas City Royals were featured in the 2015 MLB Preview Issue, so Mets fans are hoping this is more of a blessing than a curse.