New York Mets – Team to Beat in the MLB
Posted by admin on February 06, 2008
New York sports fans should be singing praises to sports gods right about now. This past week has been rather miraculous for them, after all. First, their beloved Giants overthrow what most would call a dynasty in the New England Patriots, winning their first Super Bowl in almost 2 decades. Then, Mets faithful received more good news – Johann Santana signed a 7-year deal. What more could you possible want in a week?
Now that football season is over and done with,Â we can allocate our fullÂ attention on the upcomingÂ baseball season. After last year, the Mets really needed something to get over their catastrophic pre-playoff meltdown – What was it?Â A 7-game lead with 8 to play? Something like that. But, Mets fans can put all ofÂ that behind them as the best pitcher in baseball is comingÂ inÂ to bolster an already star-studded lineup. Along with Santana, the Mets boast two otherÂ potential all-star pitchers in PedroÂ Martinez (one of the best when he’s healthy) and El Duke Hernandez. That rotation could compete with any rotation in the entire league.
That being said, take a look at the rest of the Mets lineup and you’ll quickly see why the Mets are going to be one of the best in baseball this year. Billy Wagner, David Wright, Jose Reyes,Â Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran and Moises Alou – in these players the Mets have a hall of fame closer and 5Â other perennial all-stars. They have speed, theyÂ have defense and they definitely have power. That, coupledÂ with Santana and the rest of the pitching staff, makes up aÂ dangerousÂ team.
SoÂ New York fans, again, youÂ have a lot to be thankful for. I do not seeÂ many teams in the National League being able to contend with thatÂ kind of talent. Get ready for a good season and deep playoff run.