The New York Mets have turned into one of the laughing stocks of Major League Baseball.
They haven’t had a winning record since 2008 and haven’t made the playoffs since they fell just short of playing the World Series in 2006.
However, that hasn’t stopped Mets’ Genetal Manager Sandy Alderson from being very confident in his current team.
According to John Harper of the New York Daily News, Alderson has high hopes for the team.
At a staff meeting a couple of days ago, Sandy Alderson told Mets executives and baseball personnel that he strongly believes that the ballclub can and maybe even should win 90 games this season.
And, according to people who were in the room, after Alderson’s decree prompted discussion about how to best maximize the Mets’ assets, owner Fred Wilpon chimed in at one point with his own pointed assessment.
“We better win 90,” he said, according to a source.
90 seems a bit far-fetched, but the Mets do need to show that they are finally going in the right direction.