If you’re honest with yourself, you realize you hold a lot of beliefs about the Mets that turn out not to be true. And put me at the front of the line. Each year I have a preseason predictions column and at no point has there ever been more right than wrong. And there are plenty of things afterwards that are wrong, too. It’s ok to be wrong. Hopefully you can look at your mistakes, admit them, and make better choices or have better beliefs moving forward.
With that in mind, today’s poll question asks you, gentle reader, for some self-reflection. It’s impossible to list every possible thing that you might have gotten wrong. So, if you somehow were right on all four of the choices listed in the poll, use the comments section to admit what you got wrong. Did you really think the Mets were going to finish the year with 105 wins? Or that Trevor Williams would have 65.2 IP and a 131 ERA+ and have Gary Cohen refer to him as the team’s Swiss army knife?
Now’s not the time to be shy.
OK, my first choice needs more space than what the field will allow. Anyway, there were some of you out there who felt that the current conventional wisdom around managers was true. They wanted us to believe that the moves a manager made – in the clubhouse and the dugout – were far, far less important than his ability to communicate and be deferential to the press and front office. Most of you thought Luis Rojas should have been brought back in 2021 and a few of you thought that he deserved to manage in 2022, too.
What did you get wrong about the 2022 Mets?
- Jacob deGrom's ST injury meant the club wouldn't get 90 wins (38%, 3 Votes)
- The manager made no difference in an MLB dugout (25%, 2 Votes)
- Believing Max Scherzer would have an ERA over 3.00 (25%, 2 Votes)
- Thinking Robinson Cano still had something in the tank (13%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 8