*can you see us getting 80+ wins*
not with this bullpen and what currently is the worst outfield in baseball.
That is what I have been saying. Wishing for a contending team this year is only that a wish. We can hope but at least if it doesn't happen we can still enjoy the season.
Not everyone one thinks that you either make the playoff or you are not worth watching or following.
*Not everyone one thinks that you either make the playoff or you are not worth watching or following*
Well the Wilpons must think they have a World Series contender since they raised ticket prices.
*Just like last year the prices were slashed for many seats during the season*
Well that remains to be seen. But even if they slash them the place will still be a ghost town. Then they will complain they cannot invest in the team because of poor ticket sales.
*Looking at what they have I don't see that as insurmountable do you*
Actually I do. Duda, Cowgil, Kirk and Baxter. All our 4th or 5th outfielders at best. None would start on a good team. This will be by far the worst outfield in baseball.
Considering they don't break camp with the parent club, I have a hard time believing they will have that big an impact in their limited, if any, ML time this year.
Barring a horrendously slow start or injury I can see Travis making it up, but I don't think we see Wheeler at all till September, maybe sooner if injuries plague us yet again.
Let's say Wright and Davis and Murphy all have similar to better Years this year then combine that to the scenario in the original post and we can definitely make a miracle run
I admire your optimism. But I will repeat what I said previously. This team will be irrelevant in the playoff race by Memorial Day.