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

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13 comments on “Poll: What did you get wrong about the 2022 Mets?

  • BobP

    While I did not think that communication was more important than managerial moves, I definitely was in the camp of thinking that the manager did not make nearly as much of a difference as it seems that Buck has made. I was flat out wrong there. I also was skeptical about 90 wins without deGrom. I didn’t like Marte’s 4 year deal but that is looking pretty good so far. There are probably a lot of others, as I am generally wrong more than right (just ask my wife).

    One I think I got right was McNeil. I argued multiple times throughout the winter that he was a great bounce back candidate when so many others here wanted to trade him and thought he was an average utility player. The vast majority here would have run him out of town (I think Gus was of a similar mindset to me if I remember right).

    • JimmyP

      I thought the damage between Lindor & McNeil was too great — and that the Mets obviously had to pick Lindor over Jeff. Very glad they have been professionals and learned how to co-exist.

  • Woodrow

    I was down on McNeil. I thought JD would thrive as DH. I thought they’d be a playoff team,86-90 wins.

  • Brian Joura

    Thanks fellas – I appreciate your honesty.

  • Steve_S.

    While I did predict that the Mets would win 93 games, even without deGrom for awhile, I got some things wrong, including overestimating Dom Smith, saying that he would hit at least 25 HR! I also thought that Escobar would have a great year.

  • AgingBull

    I didn’t relate that much to the four options but picked the JDG choice. I was wrong on multiple other fronts though.
    I was one of those calling for a McNeil trade. I thought he caught the HR-flu and was unredeemable as a hitter and was a lousy teammate to boot. A very bad take.
    I thought Davis and Smith would turn out to be a solid DH combo. I don’t think I was alone in this thinking.
    I thought Megill would far outdistance Peterson as the 5th starter/swingman.

  • JimmyP

    I thought they didn’t do enough for the pen and that Canha was a 4th outfielder.

    Was pretty positive that Lugo’s arm would fall off. Man, that duct tape really works!

  • Mike W

    I was down on McNeill and Peterson. Expected more from Escobar. Didn’t think the Mets would get to 90 wins with deGrom being on the shelf for a long time. Never expected the starters to be as good as they are. Never expected the Braves cold start.

  • Metsense

    I admit that I was wrong with Scherzer. I predicted a 3.18 ERA. I also predicted Cano being a bench player with 200 AB and being the third DH, behind Smith and Davis, and also be the back up at 2B to McNeil. I thought that he had enough in his tank to fit this role. I as wrong and so were the Mets.

  • TexasGusCC

    My biggest miscalculation was to want to trade Pete Alonso and feeling that he would never become what he has become this year – a complete hitter. I also thought that Escobar would be better than he was, but that is way far down in second place. And third place is expecting Peterson to stink.

  • IDRAFT

    I thought both Escobar and JD would be bigger contributors. I was also way off on Smith as I had him pegged for about .210 with two HRs by the All Star Break. I was way too optimistic.

    • Steve_S.

      Good one! LOL!

    • Jimmy P

      Wait, we’re not counting the scrimmage game when he took Max yard, twice?

      Ottavino has been better than I expected.

      I thought Carrasco might be toast.

      Didn’t realize the force and influence of Max’s personality. I’ve never seen a starting pitcher have that kind of effect. It’s been a revelation.

      And I had McCann down for 30 home runs.

      (No, not really.)

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