Poll Results: Are the Mets bona fide playoff contenders?

ESPN New York posted a poll Tuesday asking baseball fans: “Do you believe these Mets are bona fide playoff contenders?”

5,700 people voted and returned these results (ESPN, Apr. 30):

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MetsBlog.com ran the same poll later in the day.

8,800 people voted and returned similar results (MetsBlog, Apr. 30):

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19 comments
skillsets
skillsets

Does MetsBlog copy EVERYTHING Adam Rubin's blog does? Lame.

stage52
stage52

I love the "What If" people on this blog .  I do not know how they step out of the safety of their home or Mom's basement on an everyday basis.  LOL

Mickey Jennifer Wind
Mickey Jennifer Wind

it is too early  to say since the magic numbers would be in the 130's at this point.  However,what we can say is that they are improved. The starting pitching is good and should get better as we pass super2 date and the added guns get added up here.  the defense is also good.  what will the rest of the year be? who knows, but it is clear we can compete and win,so nothing should be a big surprise based on what we have seen. Especially with the holes others have.  Most of the NL East and Central are similar. So, why not?

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

This pace .577  nets 93 wins. The first 26 games were played mostly in the cold and with a very offensive offense. It should get better as the season goes on. We can't count on the front office making any improvements from outside, so if we stay healthy. Maybe, could be POOOF! And then we woke up

Doubleday
Doubleday

If they figure out how to hit?  Maybe.

BA
BA

It should say "Ask me July 31st."  When we come down to Earth, it's always the first two weeks after the all-star break.

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

So Far So Good, went to 3 games during last homestand they looked good but weather was terrible! Team looks like its starting to bond, but its a long season. So far im pleasantly surprised, lets see what Happens! Let's Go Mets!

JCOHEN68
JCOHEN68

Our offseason bat acquisitions were awful, I fear Grandy is going to be Jason Bay in Citi field. and even though his Yankee splits were good, playing in Citifield/shea does something to you, especially when you are used to pop up turning into HRs. Chris Young, nice guy, bad bat, Oakland was not an anomaly, that's him.


I love Lagares and feel he deserves time over both of those guys, but the financials dictate otherwise. Should have brought Byrd back. 

mike23
mike23

As per the last 5 years as the months move along the mets will start to fade unless the Wilpons and Sandy step up and improve the offense and bullpen. Rotation looks solid so far hopefully they continue to pitch well but it wont matter if the offense and bullpen are lacking. 

DerpyMets
DerpyMets

@AVSNY This team could have major pitching issues later this season. Mejia, Thor, and Montero likely will not be able to finish the season.

90wins
90wins

We need Grandy to get hot. 

jerrytroll
jerrytroll

@AVSNY That's not a fair question to ask before the ASB. We all know we get to hang around optimistic until then.

Whiskey Sam McGee
Whiskey Sam McGee

The June people are correct.  April is not the time to be printing playoff tickets.

Merrill Needham
Merrill Needham

The way things are going, I'm not sure if we see Montero and and Thor until the stretch unless someone goes down. Mejia most likely WON'T be on an an innings limit. Wheeler possibly, but by then we will have one or two of the young arms. The way things are going, Niese and Gee aren't going anywhere. Gee has been beyond solid since last May, one of the leagues most underrated pitchers. Niese is finally showing his potential. With the exception of the Aneheim start, Colon is exactly what he was last year. Wheeler is improving with every start. We are showing to be one of the better rotations in baseball. Our bullpen, with the exception of Armando Valverde, has been stout. Our defense is exceptional. If we start hitting, we become downright scary.

DerpyMets
DerpyMets

@AVSNY And what happens if a different pitcher gets hurt? Matsuzaka and Torres may be SP by the end of the season.

Rob DiMola
Rob DiMola

@DerpyMets @AVSNY  The Mets will probably go with a 6-man rotation to avoid the innings limit issue barring they don't have any major injuries.