MLB power rankings: Mets and Giants look like National League contenders

It’s less than two weeks into the season, but the New York Mets (7-3) and San Francisco Giants (7-2) have given reason to believe that the National League has a couple more elite teams than we thought.

Pitching has been the key for both clubs so far, with the Giants’ team 2.20 ERA through Sunday the best in the majors. Even without Jacob deGrom, the Mets starting pitching has been untouchable, posting a 1.07 ERA (6 runs in 50.1 innings) through 10 games.

San Francisco won 107 games and the NL West last year, but entered 2022 as a big underdog behind the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. The Mets spent big this winter but faced legitimate questions after coming apart late last summer, in a tough division led by the World Series champion Atlanta Braves.

The Mets and Giants begin a four-game set on Monday at Citi Field, a series that could offer some serious momentum on either coast.