Well Met fans, looks like 2013 will be another lost season for the boys from Queens. With just 19 games left to play this year, and a 64-79 record, the New York Mets are closing in on their fifth consecutive losing season.
The only thing really left for them to play for this year is third place (they are currently 1.5 games back of the Phillies for third in the NL East). The Mets have finished in fourth place each of the past four seasons.
But, as the saying goes, there's always next year. And while we fans have been hearing that phrase for the past several years, 2014 and beyond seem to at least have the potential to reward the patience their following has shown in recent years.
Up-and-coming prospects, plus the pending financial flexibility to pursue necessary free agents are just some of the reasons for Mets fans to hold out hope for the near future for their team.