Whether fans want to or not, it’ll soon be time to meet the 2013 New York Mets.
Playoff aspirations are not in the cards for this squad, but there are still several intriguing storylines surrounding the team to follow throughout the season.
Not that the Mets ever stood a realistic chance, but trading 2012 NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays all but eliminated any pipe dream of embarking on a magical run.
This year will mainly revolve around waiting for their top prospects to debut, hopefully setting the tone for more promising days ahead. Even if they’re not playing meaningful baseball in August and September, their young guns should make the waning games engaging television for true Mets fans.
Since there’s still 162 games to be played, the Mets must scramble to assemble a squad that features few certainties.
In addition to grabbing a pitcher to help lessen the wound of losing Dickey, the Mets will have to cure an incredibly weak outfield and bullpen.
These questions weigh heavily on Mets fans’ minds as Opening Day continues to sneak up on us.