You make some valid points and the fact that you brought up M. Donald Grant lets me know you are not an 18-25 year old fan. I am just not letting this year bother me. I have been a fan of this team since 1964 and sure the losing isn't good, but as an adult I don't let it bother me like it did when I was a kid.<quoted text>Thank you for being concerned about me getting "crazed", but I'm not I'm just tired of the stupidity and the M Donald Grantness of the Wilpons. We have 3 pitchers on this staff that do not have as many wins as Matt Harvey how pathetic is that. You know we have Wheeler in the minors yet he will languish there for another 10 days because the Wilpons are too cheap to go to arbitration 1 year early yet they built this billion dollar mausoleum which I drive past everyday on my way home from work. I know I started this situation with using the Yankees as an example of success to me the Yankees are no real threat to the Mets season until they both make the playoffs, I show no animosity towards them, but now I'm going to bring up an organization that as a Met fan I despise but I can't deny their success and they do directly affect the Mets. The Atlanta Braves. Seems to me that they always bring up their farmhands and stick with the through thick and thin and their farmhands don't let them down. Do you think Wheeler would be languishing in their minor leagues or Davis still up in the majors if Atlanta had him. This team can be competitive but the owners are their handicap. I don't abide by the so called "experts", there are volumes upon volumes of predictions that have proven them wrong.
I agree that predictions are useless. Most of the media makes predictions and when they are wrong, they never say they were. But, I just didn't think this team was that good going in to the season so I just shrug it off. I will tell you this though, unless somebody gives me free tickets, I wouldn't pay a dime to see this in person.