With the new regime running the Mets, I am outwardly optimistic about the 2011 season. I am anxious to see the changes that will be made and how the core players react to a new manager, new gm, and even the new clubhouse guy. I am optimistic about the team coming together and playing good hard baseball that is fundamentally sound. I will not judge the season on wins or losses, I will judge it on how hard they play. I understand that it is an uphill battle, dealing with money spent poorly in the past while trying to make a high market team play on a low market budget, but I think it will be fun to watch.
As much as I am optimistic for 2011, I am down right excited for 2012. I think that will be the true test as to what Sandy Alderson can do in a main stream market with actual money to spend. I can’t fathom the moves he will make, but I am confident in the way this team is heading. I bleed orange and blue and no matter what will love the Mets, but I can’t wait for them to be an exciting, contending team again.