We are starting to scrap the bottom of the barrel in the NL East, which will have a mixture of the best and worst teams in the National League this season.

Biggest Additions: Chris Young, Chris Capuano, D.J. Carrasco, Scott Hairston, Willie Harris, Tim Byrdak, Blaine Boyer

Biggest Subtractions: Pedro Feliciano, John Maine, Fernando Tatis, Sean Green, Henry Blanco

Offseason Review: The biggest news for the Mets this offseason has been the fact that they were somehow involved in the Bernie Madoff mess.  I’m not even really sure what this was all about, but let’s just say it was yet another poor decision from the Mets’ front office.  Oh, and the fact that Fred Wilpon allegedly contacted Donald Trump to be a partial owner of the team.  The very fact that I have gotten this far in their offseason preview without actually talking about baseball should be a red flag for Mets fans.  The best moves that the Mets made are risky: signing Young and Capuano.  Both were pretty good pitchers as recently as 2008, but now they are major question marks.  Worst case scenario: they replace John Maine with somebody that pitches like John Maine.  Also, it’s a bad sign when Fernando Tatis is one of your biggest subtractions.

Season Preview: Let’s just say it’s a good thing that Mets fans live in New York because at least they will be able to watch one home team win a game from time to time.  Don’t get me wrong, they still have David Wright, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, who have all been exciting players to watch, but Beltran and Reyes spent a good chunk of last season injured, and Wright doesn’t have the chops to carry the offensive load all by himself in that park.  It’s not going to be a good season, Mets fans, but I’m pretty sure y’all already knew that.  On the bright side, I think they’ll finally fire Minaya in the offseason! And… at least they have a nice, relatively new stadium!

 

Final Record: 70-92, last in the NL East

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