New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has a message for the team’s beleaguered fan base:
We’re not that far away. The outfield is a weakness. Bullpens change year to year. But our rotation is a strength, and our infield is a strength. It wouldn’t take more than a couple of moves to contend. And we’re now in a position to make those moves. (Paraphrased from here and subsequent SNY interviews.)
Does he really believe this? And/or does he expect Mets fans to buy it?