Mets owner Fred Wilpon didn’t promise it, but less than a minute into a press briefing this afternoon announced the organization’s goal: “Our goal is to win the World Series.”
In an engaging 35-minute, give-and-take, Wilpon also said:
* Ideally, he hopes for another Subway Series with the Yankees.
* The Mets have applied to host the 2011 All-Star Game in what will be their third season in their new park.
* The Mets never backed off their five-year, $75-million offer to Barry Zito.
* It took him 10 days to get over losing Game 7 of the NLCS to the Cardinals.
* He would have been “very disappointed” if Tom Glavine had not returned.
* He had no doubts of Pedro Martinez’s return.