Optimism is for the weak.
The World Series will be over soon. But then the pain begins anew for fans of the New York Mets. Hot stove season! A new hope! Endless possibilities!
So many stories in such a short period on where player A will go, or whether player B will stay. Here we're going to rule out the players who simply will never sign with the Mets, let alone sit down in a room with Sandy Alderson and Jeff Wilpon. Here, we're going to prepare you for the glass half-empty perspective you'll need to remain sane.