Last November, just ahead of the pre-lockout rush, NBA star Donovan Mitchell had a dream about his beloved New York Mets. It took more than a year, but finally, it came true.
Mitchell is right up there with the best of the best in terms of famous Mets fans. He isn’t shy about wearing his orange and blue. For a while, many thought he’d end up with the New York Knicks. The Elmsford, New York native was instead traded from the Utah Jazz to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s a little closer to home and a quick flight away from Citi Field.
Mets owner Steve Cohen is literally making dreams come true
Mitchell’s dream took more than 13 months to become true. Ironically, I had a Mets dream of my own on the night of the 21st leading into the 22nd.
Through tears, James McCann thanked the Mets fans for all of their support. He was traded. I should have known this was a dream. His time in New York hasn't included much support. It wasn't pretty.
As many of us will do, I had to check to see if this was reality or a dream. Much to my surprise, Cohen helped make my dream come true, too. McCann was sent to the Baltimore Orioles in the middle of the night similar to the way the Colts left that city for Indianapolis all of those years ago.
Mitchell isn’t the only one having Mets dreams. Many of us wake up from our slumber questioning what’s reality and what was an implant in our subconscious. Mitchell’s dreams are much bigger than mine. Surely, at least someone out there had a Danny Mendick dream recently as well.
Cohen and Billy Eppler have been hard at work this offseason building a dream team. Stars like Correa and Justin Verlander getting added to the roster were unfathomable under the last ownership. Now it’s expected to see the Mets as an option for every big name free agent even if his position is occupied.
Mets fans are afraid to go to sleep these days and it’s not just because they know a fat man will be coming down the chimney. This front office is constantly looking to make the club better. Mitchell should continue to share his dreams about the Amazins with us. He’s 1 for 1 even if it is a little delayed.