Meet the Mets

Bob Klapisch wonders whether the Mets, after a flurry of delirious check-writing and glitzy press conferences, have become New York's best baseball team.

Originally Published: December 14, 2005
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- After a flurry of delirious check-writing, appearances at glitzy press conferences and otherwise rerouting the road to mediocrity, has the unthinkable finally occurred in New York?

Have the Mets become the city's best baseball team?

No one would've dared pose the question in 2005, not even two months ago. But thanks to the Wilpon family's money and general manager Omar Minaya's near-compulsive need to make trades, the Mets boast a roster that's nearly as star-studded as the ...

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