Wilpon: Meaningful games in October

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Asked during the press conference formally announcing David Wright's new contract when the Mets could again be competitive, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said: “I think we’ll be competitive this year."

A possible playoff team?

“I see us as being competitive,” Wilpon reiterated. “You asked, ‘How long until we’re competitive?’”

Competitive enough to get to the postseason?

“There’s a lot of ways to get to the postseason now, with the extra playoffs and everything,” Wilpon said. “I think we will be competitive this year.”