The Yankees and the Mets could both go to the playoffs if all their young talent is able to hold it together. The problem with both of these teams is that they need to rely on very young guys who could be brilliant all season, or they could get injured and have problems. These teams could easily make their way to a subway series, but no one is going to know until the two teams get past the trade deadline with most of their young talent in check. The teams will go nowhere without their young talent, but they could win a title with it.
I talked with an expert handicapper out in Las Vegas. He thinks the pitching with the Mets could take them to the playoffs every year, but they could also lose a lot of games because they are not handling their young pitching well. That has already been a big problem, and there are a lot of people who are going to wonder how this team is going to get better if they do not have good pitching, and that is just the problem. They are going nowhere if they do not have good pitching.
The Yankees have similar issues. They have called up a lot of people who are going to help the team if they can get in a groove and stay healthy. That means that these guys need to be in a place where they can stay healthy, and they also need to be productive most of the time. It is not enough for them to just be on the roster. The Yankees are in a hard division, and they will need all the help that they can get to make sure that they are going to do their best.
These two teams could collide in the World Series, but it all depends on the young guys that they have all over their rosters. It is something that people need to keep in mind when they are handicapping these games or trying to figure out how they will go. That also means that a lot of people who are going to be surprised to see what happens. There is no way to predict this, but it is possible that two very young teams from New York could be great this year and for many years to come just because they took the time to find the young talent that they needed.