Not only is Spring the time when optimistic views run high, it is also the time when cynical people like to criticize those with hopes. That being said, I talked at length here about why I am happy the Mets leaders like Santana and Wright stepped out and talked about World Series aspirations.
The other thing I focus on is why articles like this one, are wrong. This article was from ESPN, and basically makes fun of the Mets for having WS hopes, which is ridiculous, because if there is a time in the year to have hope its now. Also, you cannot go into a new season already feeling defeated, which is another topic I talk about in the first link.
This link has a lot of pictures of some cool baseball cards.