New York Mets fans have World Series or bust on their minds for 2023. The offseason the team has had puts them in a position to become an early favorite to capture a championship. It’s a goal for Steve Cohen and Company. They’ve done a lot to set themselves up well to reach this expectation.
Unfortunately, a World Series can’t be bought. No amount of planning can guarantee the Mets a championship.
Last week, we took a look at the reasons why the Mets will win the World Series. Well, to look at the other side of things, we’re going to now look at the reasons why they will come up short.
1) NY Mets won’t win the World Series because they haven’t changed enough
Not enough has changed with the Mets roster from last year’s letdown. They reloaded the starting rotation. What’s to stop an ace from pitching a dud or the offense from going cold?
The possible addition of Carlos Correa gives them a major boost in the offense, however, it’s one bat of nine. Eduardo Escobar was hitting well enough late in the year and was not the problem with the offense.
Seeing Max Scherzer pitch so poorly in the postseason is a reminder that even the greatest of pitchers are vulnerable. At any point, no matter how great the matchup is on paper, the Mets can fall.
Winning a championship isn’t easy. There’s a reason why the Mets have been sans-parade since 1986.
There is some good and some bad from keeping the same formula in place. After all, this team did win 101 games last year and look capable of doing something similar in 2023. Will it stop the Mets from World Series victory? Getting hot and staying that way in the playoffs is what they need to overcome it.