Mega-Tallica;4301673 said:I'd be absolutely shocked if the Mets win 60 games this year...
Mega-Tallica;4302247 said:K-Rod as the closer.
Mega-Tallica;4302247 said:The Mets rotation is in shambles. Santana can only do so much this year coming off an injury, Pelf and Dickey would both have to have another good season and Neise would have to stay healthy to stay in the rotation, plus the few new guys they got which I'm not really sure how'd they fit in yet like Buchholtz, Capuano, and Young who is always hurt.The bullpen, I don't even know where to start. I guess they'll throw Ollie back in the pen as a lefty and Mejia as the setup man, K-Rod as the closer. Mejia could even be a starter if they need one, but he's got to work on his control. The rest of the BP I guess would just fall into place.Their lineup looks decent on paper with Reyes back at the top coming back from an injury season along with Murphy who the Mets really missed last year. Don't know where he'll play now with Ike Davis playing first mostly last year, maybe they'll platoon them even though they are both lefties. Bay, Beltran, and Wright would anchor the meat of the lineup, Bay must have a good year this year, he was a huge disappointment last year. The rest would be Castillo, Pagan/Hairston, and the new catcher Paulino. I mean, their offense should be alright as long as everyone stays healthy which is a long shot. Their pitching is what worries me the most.
bmaninc;4301553 said:Carl Crawford OFDustin Pedroia 2BAdrian Gonzalez 1BKevin Youkilis 3BDavid Ortiz DHJD Drew OFJared Saltalamacchia CJed Lowrie SSJacoby Ellsbury OFJon LesterClay BuchholzJosh BeckettDaisuke MatsuzakaJohn lackeyHideki OkajimaDaniel BardJonathon PapelbonBobby JenksDan WheelerTim WakefieldJunichi TazawaJason Varitek CMarco Scutaro IFMike Cameron OFDaniel Nava OFRyan Kalish OFI like our chances.
Dante1847;4302871 said:besides the Sox, it looks like right now the top 3 stories in spring training are:2) How bad will the Mets be?
clashcityrocker10;4302908 said:The average Mets fan had gotten too optimistic recently anyways, the pendulum of optimism-pessimism is just swinging in the opposite (and proper) direction.
Dante1847;4302911 said:another team I'm not sold on is the Brewers, and I swear I'm not basing this on their history. EVERYYONE seems to be saying they're gonna be good, if not definite playoff contender. I still don't see it.
bermuddy;4302923 said:the brewers have very good team and winning the central isnt out the question. i dont think the reds repeat and the cards have their own set of inhouse issues.
Dante1847;4302911 said:hit it on the head with "proper". yeah, Mets fans always seemed (seem?) to have a disproportionate amount of hope for their team, given their roster. finally their expectations seem to align with how good the team will be.another team Im not sold on is the Brewers, and I swear Im not basing this on their history. EVERYYONE seems to be saying they're gonna be good, if not definite playoff contender. I still don't see it.
Dante1847;4302928 said:I can see the Brewers winning the Central, but only by virtue of how bad the other Central teams are. My thinking is that people are giving them a lot of hope because of the last series. ****, who expects a WS winner coming from the NL West? But it was done, so now everyones looking for this year's Giants, and they fall on the Brewers because of their offseason. Again, I see them falling well short of the expectations.
clashcityrocker10;4302930 said:I agree with you to an extent on the Brewers. They're not as good as they are made out to be (I don't think Greinke is all that good, and people are overvaluing Marcum), but I think they can compete in a fairly weak NL Central. Even if they happen to win that division, they won't make it far in the playoffs.
Jglaubman;4303314 said:Yankees 2011/2012 offseason will include singing Pujols, teaching him to play 3rd, moving A-Rod back to short, and moving Jeter to left.
Mega-Tallica;4303510 said:After all is said and done, I think Pujols would still be a Cardinal 2 seasons from now. I can't see him moving anywhere and I can't see the Cardinals letting one of the greatest hitters ever to slip through their reach.