METS BEAT NATS IN OFF-SEASON, TOO

If you search the baseball headlines this time last year, the New York Mets were selling hope. Matt Harvey was coming back. Bobby Parnell was on the mend and expected to help the team’s bullpen. David Wright vowed to elevate his production. Meanwhile, a contingency of Mets players and prospects hired Mike Barwis, a former strength coach for the University of Michigan, for a rigorous off-season strength and conditioning program.

But, the playoffs? World Series?