New York is a Yankees town
Winning a championship with the New York Mets would be impressive. But would anyone actually notice?
Since their inception, the Mets have been second fiddle to the Yankees. Sure, there have been moments when they have stolen the back page, but those have been few and far between. Even when that happens, the Yankees find their way to the forefront of the city’s baseball consciousness in short order.
It makes sense. The Yankees have a far longer track record of success and a history of greatness. The Mets, meanwhile, have a history of disappointment and top prospects that have not panned out.
That is not going to change any time soon. While the Mets are looking to become a major market team, the Yankees already are. The Yankees also plan on spending this offseason, grabbing headlines and attention away from the Mets. Even if the Mets make those major signings they need, would anyone really pay much attention?
Yes, there would be prestige in winning a championship with the New York Mets. But would anyone in New York even remember that title in a week’s time?