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Flushing, NY- And just like that we are at the top of the Major League Baseball season with 161 games left on the schedule for the New York Mets. Well, so far so good. We know its only game one and this victory comes just days after Johan Santana was said to be done for the season and probably his career as a Met, however, there is reason to believe in the season if you ask me.
For one, why is it that it is believed that you need to have this illustrious star power to win a World Series or to compete in baseball? Look at the recent World series winners and tell me that they had the highest payroll or the best players on paper. John Niese allowed only 2 runs over 6/23 innings. Does this mean it will keep up? Of course not but what makes us think that there can’t be sometime of consistency here? Every year in baseball you have that enigma of a team that no one expected to win and compete. So my question is why can’t it be the Mets? We can argue all day that they don’t have the type of rotation needed to be successful for the long haul. Shaun Marcum can certainly be affective and does have the potential that was made a void with the departure of RA Dickey.
Ike Davis and Jason Wright will be the key to fuel the offense this year, provided both of them stay healthy. The Mets also have one of top 10 prospects, according to MLB.com, in catcher Travis d’Arnuad, who they will be grooming to be their long term catcher. Left Fielder Collin Cowgill could also be a pleasant surprise in the outfield. Look we know its early but anything is possible so get on the 7 train while you can, its going to be a long season either way.
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