“I think next year you will see some big strides from the Mets, possibly making the postseason, and then the following year, on the 30th anniversary of the 1986 team, that’s the year the Mets should win [the World Series]. That’s how I feel. I think they are definitely on the right track.”
Gooden also sees some similarities between the Mets rotations of those eighties teams and what they have now. “The Mets have some great arms and hopefully there is some parallel to our teams in the ’80s.”
Terry Collins and many of the players have also come out and made similar predictions about the team making the postseason in 2015.
“We should be playing in October”, Collins said last month. “Our young guys are starting to grow, with the addition of some offense, and…we’re going to make some more moves before spring training starts. I think 2015 is going to be a good year for us.”
Jacob deGrom talked playoffs just a week ago. “We should be able to make it to the playoffs next year and hopefully get to the World Series,” deGrom said.“With Matt Harvey coming back, another great pitcher, we’ve got Cuddyer and David Wright is going to be healthy. When that all comes together it should be something special.”