The Mets have the best record in MLB at 12-3 for the first time since April, 2007, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Pinch me. Seriously. Because, it's hard to believe.
"We have enough quality now ready to play at the major league level that they can come up here and perform," Terry Collins declared, while acknowledging that losing David Wright, Travis d'Arnaud has not crippled his team.
What's more, the Mets are 9-0 at Citi Field to start 2015.
"It's awesome," Matt Harvey said about the buzz in the ballpark. "The atmosphere in the dugout. Everybody is showing up to the ballpark thinking we're going to win. It's a lot different than it has been in the past. ... Despite the injuries that we have, there are guys here that still believe we're going to win and still believe that we're on the cusp of doing a lot of things."
I felt this team had the potential to contend for a Wild Card, push 85, 86 or so wins, if all went right. I never in my wildest expectations thought they'd start 12-3. Obviously, they're not going to win 12 of every 15 games and finish 130-32. They're going to lose at some point, hopefully not sooner than later, but they'll eventually hit a skid. It's baseball and it happens to every team, even the best.
By starting 12-3, they've created a nice cushion to work with, not to mention what they're doing inside the NL East. So, when they do stumble, it shouldn't crush them. They'll still be afloat, if not still on pace, for a really successful season. Think of it this way, they could play the same .488 baseball they did in 2014 and still finish with 84 wins. I expect better than .488 the rest of the way, and so do you, and so do they, and they can do it, which means they're in terrific position to hit that 85, 86 and maybe more, even if they struggle.
This hot start can't be understated. The Mets are in awesome spot.