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Conan O’Brien definitely doesn’t believe the New York Mets will have any sort of meaningful success in 2022 and he made his thoughts on the matter known.
It doesn’t matter that the season hasn’t begun yet. It doesn’t matter that the New York Mets have made some intriguing moves. It doesn’t matter that Buck Showalter has taken over as the Mets’ manager and will be leading this team this season. It definitely doesn’t matter that MLB is expanding the playoffs.
Conan O’Brien doesn’t seem to care about any of that. He wants you to know that the Mets will still miss the playoffs this season. Probably.
Maybe. At least he believes the Mets won’t be making it anywhere and having any fun this year. Whether or not that’s fair or even a remotely accurate assessment of the matter is a different issue entirely.
It’s a little harsh, but there’s a little history to back up the scalding take.
New York Mets: Conan O’Brien shuts down Mets ahead of 2022 season
Unfortunately for the folks in New York, the Mets haven’t made it to the playoffs in several years. The last time the Mets were able to participate in postseason play was back in 2016 when the Mets were bounced out of the playoffs, losing to the San Francisco Giants by a score of 3-0 in the Wild Card Game.
Since 2000, the Mets have made the playoffs a grand total of four times. Interestingly enough, the Mets made it all the way to the World Series on two of those occasions. But just because New York made it to the World Series doesn’t mean they had much fun trying to win it all. Both of those World Series trips ended up as 4-1 losses for the Mets.
So, yeah, that tweet is kind of brutal. But maybe this year will be different. Maybe the Mets will have some postseason success this year. Maybe?