It's probably a stretch to say David Wright was making a guarantee yesterday when he confidently said the Mets feel they will win the NL East and the World Series. Even still, from the depths of where this team has been, the words did come as a bit of a surprise. After scanning a few sportsbook sites, the consensus seems to be the Mets have 20-1 odds of winning the World Series this year, which puts them even with the Rockies (20-1), behind the Cubs (14-1) and ahead of the Giants (30-1).
Wright, the de facto captain of the Mets, has to show faith in his team. If not him, then who? Carlos Beltran isn't around for anymore "Team to Beat" predictions and Johan Santana doesn't arrive until today. Maybe Santana has one more left in him, but I doubt it.
It also was interesting to watch Wright hit yesterday on Field 7, the Citi Field replica. More on that here.
Finally, it's official reporting day - for pitchers and catchers - so should have a few new faces rolling into Tradition Field this morning. Here we go.