Five years ago, Mets owner Fred Wilpon said the goal was to play “meaningful games in September.’’
His reach has gotten longer.
“We expect to be in the playoffs and go deep into the playoffs,’’ Wilpon said. “I think that you feel a strong confidence in this camp.’’
Despite the optimism, Wilpon said jobs wouldn’t necessarily hang in the balance if the Mets fell short. He also said, “it was not ever a consideration,’’ when asked if he contemplated an overhaul after the collapse of blowing a seven-game lead with 17 games remaining.