Now that it’s known the Kansas City Royals will be the opponent, here are the New York Mets top concerns heading into the World Series.
By Robby Sabo
Let’s get right down to it: Major League Baseball has become quite the treat in October the past couple of years. And no, “treat” has nothing to do with the Fall Classic always coinciding with Halloween.
Instead, the reason baseball fans feel overwhelmed with excitement has everything to do with witnessing starving fanbases finally see and feel success.
Whether it was 2014 when the Kansas City Royals shocked the world with their clean sweep of the American League en route to the World Series, or the New York Mets magic carpet ride this season, ballparks in October have rarely been more frenzied.
We have been quickly reminded that the starving fan, turns into the most rabid fan. We then find ourselves rooting for this underdog who’s been irrelevant for decades on end.
As luck would have it, 2015 brings not one organization who’s been waiting a long time to taste ultimate success, but two.
The last time Mets won World Series: 1986 The last time Royals won World Series: 1985 Soon a drought will end. pic.twitter.com/6LV2F5K2Cn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 24, 2015
From a Mets perspective, they suddenly find themselves as the hot team. Heading into the tournament as underdogs, they’ve now quickly turned into the story of the “hot commodity” – which is their already famed phenom starting pitching.
There are plenty of reasons why they’ll continue this raging playoff success, but there are also a few concerns about why it’ll be the Royals who’ll wind up hoisting the World Series trophy in the end.
Here are the Mets top five concerns heading into the 2015 World Series: