Every year following the Super Bowl, many baseball fans turn their thoughts to the upcoming season. All teams open their Spring Training camps by mid-February, and the countdown to opening day begins.
The greatest thing about Spring Training is that every team gets a fresh start. Last season's records are in the history books and fans of every team can dream of a potential championship. (Perhaps fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals would disagree with that last statement.)
The best thing about being a Mets fan this season is that there are no expectations. While I will always root for the team and hold out hope that they will be a winning side, the realist in me thinks that the Mets are going to get worse before they get better.
With the club's cost cutting moves and the lack of big name signings to replace departed stars, most analysts are predicting that the Mets will be one of the worst teams in baseball.
With that being the case, I thought it would be interesting to look at the statistics of the 2011 Mets and forecast whether they will perform better or worse in 2012.
These are just my opinions, and I am very interested to see what other Mets fans think. Please let me know if you agree, disagree or have any other thoughts with regards to the 2012 New York Mets.