Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hey, I'm Excited

It isn't even February and new manager Terry Collins already knows how the top 6 spots in his lineup will look.  If there aren't any injuries major issues the top of the lineup will look like this:

Jose Reyes
Angel Pagan
David Wright
Carlos Beltran
Jason Bay
Ike Davis

That really isn't bad.  Everybody there has had at least one impressive season.  It's a lot to ask for everybody to reproduce their best season, but if they can just have their average season there will be no reason to be disappointed.  Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay should both be healthy.  Angel Pagan and Ike Davis will have to continue to grow from last year.  Jose Reyes and David Wright just have to keep being who they are.

This lineup isn't bad.  Maybe the minimal excitement is because there aren't any major changes from the disappointment of last season.  This lineup is also going to have Josh Thole and a 2nd baseman.  Thole is going to hit and the 2nd baseman has to win the job in Spring Training so we can believe he'll be one of the stronger hitters fighting for the job.

Pitchers and catchers report on February 15.  With no expectations this Mets season has nowhere to go but up.  Let's get excited!

Let's Go Mets!

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