Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure there will be a total of 29 teams who will also not become World Series champs this season.
Of course, Morosi uses the team's financial troubles and the loss of Jose Reyes as part of his reasoning.
Sandy Alderson appears to be looking on the bright side for the upcoming season, however, saying:
"I don’t think anybody in the division could add any more talent to their roster than we can. We’re talking about adding Johan Santana. We’re talking about adding Ike Davis. Daniel Murphy was the fifth-leading hitter in the league when he went out with his injury. David Wright missed two months. [All are expected to be full participants in spring training.] We’ve substantially improved our bullpen."The Mets made improvements in the bullpen this offseason with the additions of Frank Francisco, Ramon Ramirez, and Jon Rauch. I'll admit, it remains to be seen whether the offense will show signs of life, and starting pitching is questionable at best.
In Morosi's opinion, unless all of the stars align, and Santana, Wright, and Bay have stellar seasons, expect the Mets to finish dead last.
When did it become fashionable to just give up on a team before a single pitch has been thrown? To suggest that a team just lay down and die before the season even starts?
I don't care that the team is in rebuilding mode. That's not an excuse to accept that this team go through the motions, hope everyone makes it through all 162 games, and then head off to vacation destinations at the end of September.
Now, before I get tweets and comments from readers about how it's dumb to be optimistic and expect anything from this team, save it.
I never said they were going to win, but crazier things have happened.