I believe they report on February 13, which, by my math leaves us with 82 days until the official start of spring training (although now players get ridiculously criticized for not reporting early, as if that makes a rat's butt worth of difference in the team's or the player's fortunes).
There are now 82 days for us to find at least two viable starting major league outfielders, a viable major league starting catcher, and a viable closer.
So far, we've done nothing to fill any of those holes but we have signed a bunch of affordable place holders. Doesn't bode well for this season. To their credit though, the Mets continue to send me emails about ticket packages and discounts on merchandise. Whatever floats their boat I suppose.
But here's my question: Aside from the fact that we happen to be Met fans and this team is in our blood and under our skin, is there any reason whatsoever to look forward to this upcoming Mets baseball season?