QUESTION: With the opening of the baseball season last week, do you think New York’s teams, the Yankees and the Mets, will make the playoffs this year? Why or why not?
Compiled by Bill O’Neill
“The Yankees, yeah. The Mets, definitely not. The Mets have too many distractions with the possibility of selling the team. It’s going to affect the players. The Yankees have the experience and the leadership.” –Ruben Torres, Williamsburg
“I like the Mets to make the playoffs. I like the Mets’ spirit. The Yankees probably won’t make it. Other teams will catch them – like the Red Sox and Devil Rays.” –Elaina Branch, The Bronx
“I love the Yankees and the Mets. The Yankees have Jeter. He’s my favorite – and Rodriguez. The Mets are great, too. They’ll both make the playoffs.” –Gina Tutavac, East New York
“The Yankees, yes, The Mets, no. The Mets are not healthy, and they have too much turmoil within the organization that has to be rectified. The Yankees will go all the way! They are battle-tested, and they bring along young, eager talent.” –Louis Dorsey, Canarsie