Playoffs?! Don't count Mets out

With no clear favorite in the East, ex-GM Omar Minaya believes they have a shot

Updated: May 30, 2012, 1:39 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The man responsible for the core of the roster believes the record, 28-22, is not somebody's idea of a hoax. These New York Mets, Omar Minaya maintained, do not represent another prank cigar ready to blow up in the fan base's face.

"I think they're going to be in contention all year," Minaya said by phone, and it wasn't clear if the executive was speaking with his heart (he still counts many former Mets colleagues as friends) or his head (the Mets just beat his current ...

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