One Word: The 2014 Mets Edition

Every year since 2009, as the Mets gets ready to begin Spring Training, I ask everyone on our staff to describe how they feel about the upcoming season in one word.

I then take each word and put them all into one graphic.

The last few years have been very depressing, to say the least, but I am loving the way our 2014 One Word has turned out.


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Okay, so we have a couple of people on our team that aren’t that impressed with the Mets going into the new season. But the overwhelming sentiment here is one of hope and excitement – and I mean that literally. I received 3 Exciting and 6 Hope.

There’s a feeling in the air that things are getting better in Flushing, and this could be the year when the Mets wake up from their five year slumber and begin to compete again. Even the pessimists among you would agree that our minor league system is starting to flourish and that some of the pieces we’ve been waiting for are now here and have have shown us some flashes of excitement.

Sure, there’s still a lot of work to do, but look at how far we’ve come.

We’re starting to fill out the rotation with young arms in Zack Wheeler, Jon Niese, Jenrry Mejia and Dillon Gee, and the bullpen could become a strength for the first time in years, led by Bobby Parnell and Vic Black.

And while the offense still lacks some real punch, all of that could change if Travis d’Arnaud and Juan Lagares step up this season like many of us expect them to. This lineup could really surprise in 2014.

So what about you? Tell me how you feel about this team in One Word…

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  • Anthony Schifano

    I don’t know if I could say what I am. Part of me is hopeful, but a lot of me is worried that we really will not be competitive this year. I believe that is a real and legitimate fear. Have we come a long way? Definitely. But how much further do we have to go? And how long is it going to take to get there. I guess that leads me to my one word…impatient.

  • T Boogy

    My first thought is “anxious”! Can’t wait for the season to start and get all these questions answered. Hopefully, my one word at the end of the season is “amazing”.

  • Reese Kaplan


  • Alex68 (Ch)


  • Randolph Scott

    Wilponzi ………. because, the more the things change …..

  • Charley’s Twin


  • Bromancer


  • elsid1986


  • mad met


  • Lotus1209

    How about TWO words for every Optimistic AND Pessimistic met fan:

    We’ll see.

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*


  • Promising

  • BronxMets


  • Pike Miazza


  • Peter


  • gameball


  • Mike Lloyd


  • SkillSets

    Madoff. Still influencing Mets personnel decisions.

  • NewYorkMammoths


  • Bromancer


  • Meh.

    Sounds about right.

  • Tough crowd. 😀

  • Noah


  • mad met

    One word

  • Jamie

    close. (less than 12 months away)

  • Tlagee