How many games will the Mets win in 2013?
Will the Mets will advance to the playoffs before 2015?
Matt S. - Who knows, but my gut tells me 75 wins. Sit tight ladies and gentleman, these next couple seasons are going to be painful. However the dust will settle and the stars can potentially align in 2015.
Rob (Tie Dyed) – Kind of hard to guess but I see us winning about 65 games. I also think we’ll draw less than a million.
XtreemIcon – I think the Mets will win between 75 and 78 games in 2013. If some of the kids hit the ground running, they could push for .500, though it’s more likely some will require an adjustment period. As far as the playoffs, I don’t like to make predictions on playoff appearances. If the Mets win 90 games in 2014 and don’t make the playoffs (like the Rays did in 2012), is that a bad season?
Drew – I see a team that could lose 90 or more games. It was already a bad team and now they don’t have a true ace that won more than 25% of their game last season. As for when they will go to the playoffs again, it’s hard to say, but certainly not before 2015 of that I’m certain.
Jessica – I really can’t predict how many games the Mets will win in 2013, especially in the middle of December. But, Dickey won 20 games for the Mets this year. They need to come up with a way to make up those 20 wins, whether it’s through acquiring a bat in the outfield or perhaps a bullpen that can actually save games. Dickey was a lot of what made the Mets exciting in 2012 and I’m not sure I see that excitement just yet going into 2013. With the younger direction in which we are going, I don’t see the Mets making the playoffs before 2015, maybe even 2016. I can’t wait to see what happens when the young guys click and all the pieces of the puzzle are complete.
Gregg Hopps – The 2013 NY Mets will be a .500 ball club. Maybe five games over, or five under. The Mets could be contenders in short order, if their young guys continue to play the way they’ve played, and if Sandy can nail down one or two decent outfielders. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to see the Mets make a post season appearance within the next two or three years.
Satish – 70. Advance to the playoffs? If the guys in charge stay the same, no. I do think that Alderson has done his job by reducing payroll so he might be out of here soon.
Joe Spector – The Mets will win about 70 to 80 games next year and I believe in 2014 they will be by far a more playoff contending team.
Craig – They will go as far as David Wright and Ike Davis can take them because after those two I don’t see any real offensive consistency. The team has no speed in a park built for it, and no booming power hitters who can give them an advantage at home. Pitching should be fine, but in the end we have a 70 win team in 2013. I don’t believe the hype that this team will be playoff caliber in 2014. Maybe 2015 but that would mean hitting jackpot on all six of their top prospects and the law of averages say that three of them will be busts.
Jim Mancari – I am definitely the most optimistic Mets fan that I know. I have seen the team struggle the past few seasons, and every Opening Day — no matter who is on the field — I say the same thing: “This is our season!” And on April 1, 2013, I’ll be saying the same thing. All I have to use as an example is the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays and the 2012 Oakland Athletics. Listen, it could happen. The young players can gel, and the guys can have career seasons. The realist in me is saying that making the playoffs in 2013 is a long-shot, but if the Mets were pre-determined to fail, then nobody would watch. That’s why they play the games. That’s why it is fun to be a Mets fan. Imagine if this team actually does make a playoff tun? We will be reliving it for years. Have some hope Mets fans! Why can’t the 2013 Mets be a Cinderella story?
Connor – The Mets will win 76 games in 2013. It will be a tough year, but I have a feeling we will see some major progression out of younger players. This team is going to once again be very young. I’m intrigued to see how Dillon Gee and Matt Harvey fare in full seasons and the second half should be interesting as well with the possible additions of Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud. As for whether they will make the playoffs before 2015: yes. The Mets will make the playoffs in 2014 and 2015.