Mets’ star third baseman David Wright believes it is possible to meet those expectations.
“We’ve got good players,” Wright told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “I love the fact that Sandy is confident in us. I think 90 is challenging, it’s attainable and it’s a good starting point for us. You know, number goals, it’s tough to come out and say, ‘I’m going to do this. I’m going to do that. We’re going to do that.’ But I think 90 is a good starting point for giving us something to shoot for and getting guys to understand that mediocrity is not going to be acceptable.
“It’s not about being better than last year. What does that get us? Third or fourth place? It’s about being a good team and being a playoff-contending team. Ninety wins is a good starting point.”
Wright hit .307, posted an on-base percentage of .390, slugged .514 and hit 18 home runs in 112 games for the Mets, who went 74-88.