In an offseason to forget, the New York Mets slashed payroll, begged people to come to Citi Field, lost Gary Carter to cancer, lost their best player to a division rival in free agency and settled a massive lawsuit. Other than that, the Mets 2012 offseason was pretty boring.
So the only thing left for the “experts” and bloggers out there to decide was, how many games will the New York Mets win in 2012? The most optimistic Mets fans that I had come across topped out at between 82-84 wins. And almost all of them followed up that number with ”if everything goes right”. Most “realistic” Mets fans gave a number in the 72-77 range. That was basically where I was. I figured with Johan Santana looking healthy in Spring Training and a re-tooled bullpen, there was no reason to think that they couldn’t be basically where they were last year. Read the rest of this entry »