Well first off I wouldn’t use the word investigation about 14 ( yes I did count) times in one conference and in the same conference saying Adam Rubin ” Has lobby for front office”. In all seriousness I believe that the New York Mets are one offseason away from a title.
They have a very talented core of players with homegrown players like Wright and Reyes and some great acquired talent in Santana, Beltran and the newly introduced Jason Bay. They also have some players who are what every great team needs some very good, not great complimentary players like Jeff Francoeur and Luis Castillo (even though he dropped the pop-up). I believe that by the end of the offseason they will add 4 more solid complementary players in Joel Pinero, Bronson Arroyo, Carlos Delgado and John Smoltz ( just to stick it to the Braves). For this season i predict somewhere around 85-94 wins very solid but not eyepopping. I expect a MONSTER season for the Mets in the year 2011.
I think that the 2011 New York Mets will look something like
SS- Jose Reyes
2nd- Reese Havens
CF Carlos Beltran
LF Jason Bay
1b Ike Davis ( for those who know me know i have a BIG mancrush on Ike)
C- Bengie Molina
I think the Mets annual big signing for the year 2011 will be Matt Cain. Hate him or not the kid has nasty stuff. I seriously doubt the Giants will have money to retain him considering all of the money Zito is still due and Lincecum will be making in arbitration. With the Yankees with CC and AJ and the Bosox with Beckett ( will most likely resign ) Lester and Dice K I can’t see him going to either of them. I also think the Yankees and Red Sox will both be going after Mauer and Crawford with Mauer going to Beantown and Crawford to the Bronx. If the Mets sign Matt Cain and keep the core of players that they currently have, they could bring something Queens hasn’t seen in 25 years, a ring.
——— NOTE FROM MATT GRASSO———–
Personally, I don’t like Matt Cain. I will never forgive him for beaning David Wright. OK, maybe the pitch wasn’t supposed to hit him, but HOW DARE HE tip his cap to booing fans at Citi Field (who may I point out, had just seen their future, their all star, their franchise, their last good healthy regular player, fall to the ground.)? Please, GM of 2011 (probobly John Ricco, Billy Beane, or someone else), DO NOT SIGN MATT CAIN! If you do, I can guarentee you that you will be in THIS writer’s Dog House. (Although, I would like to see how him and Wright can co-exist.)