5 truths about the Mets the fans don’t want to hear

The harsh truths we close our eyes and hope go away.

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Can you handle the truth? New York Mets fans have had to face some tough ones this year. What should have been a club locked into a postseason race right now is playing out the final games of the 2023 season hoping to, at best, spoil a few evenings for fans in other cities.

Optimism hasn’t completely sunk as the Mets at least did something at the trade deadline to redirect themselves. A good roster is still in place. We couldn’t ask for a better owner.

Still, some truths are hard to accept. None of us want to hear it. If you select false for any of these claims, you’re a hopeful romantic.

1) The NY Mets will have a softer offseason than we want

The offseason is a time when Mets fans can now dream big. Under the watchful wallet of Steve Cohen, anything seems possible. Signing Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in consecutive offseasons to record-breaking AAVs confirmed this club will “go there.” What’s more, the 2023 roster set a new payroll record itself. Nothing is off limits.

Cohen has already said himself that this winter will be a little different. Following the incident of Scherzer spilling the beans on the club’s plans, the truth of the Mets being far less active heading into 2024 came to light. They should be active to a degree. It’ll be more Sweatin’ to the Oldies than Muscle Beach in the 1970s.

A lackluster offseason will pull air out of the fans. Each time a desired free agent lands somewhere else or an underwhelming one comes to New York, we’re going to feel it. How prepared are you to accept the truth that the Mets might let you down in December?