With the kick off of the second half of their season hours away, the New York Mets are certainly feeling good about themselves. The Mets won eight of ten games before the All Star Break, giving themselves a boost in the standings up from last place to third in the National League East. The Mets have set their sights much higher in the second half, and one Met made a bold proclamation.
Jenrry Mejia told reporters before leaving for San Diego that he believes the Mets will make the playoffs. Mejia said, "We're gonna make it, because we believe in ourselves. We're gonna make the playoffs, we're gonna be there." Mejia backs up a sentiment David Wright had before the break, when he told ESPN New York's Adam Rubin that he felt the Mets could give playoff contenders a run for their money.
It is nice to see that Mejia and some of the Mets believe they can be a playoff contender. Reaching the playoffs would likely require approaching 90 wins to secure a wild card berth. The Mets would have to go 45-22 over their last 67 games to win 90 games, which is improbable but not impossible if the Mets can carry over their strong first half finish into the second. The Mets have a lot of work to do to back up Mejia's guarantee, and that will start tonight in San Diego.
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