Opening Day! Just saying those two workds makes you smile and you get the feeling that winter might actually really be over! March was cruel. Both The Yankees and The Mets will make some history on Monday April 1st as both teams will open at home at the same time with the first pitch of the season and virtually the same time, 1:0 something!
With the really sad news about Johann santana this week, there are just a few things I want to go right for the Mets. Number one is Matt Harvey picking up where he left off last year and showing you how special he can be. Niese and Gee? Sure, but Harvey must look like a true number one guy.
Ike and David Wright have to look like guys who you'd vote for on the All Star ballot. You just have to have those two guys playing at a very high level.
I have no expectations for Murph at 2nd base.......I have no idea what you'll get from Tejada. That outfield? Yikes! Though I DO like how Cowgill goes about his business in center but the guy just can't hit right handed pitching. Duda? Byrd? We'll see but I'm not holding my breath.
The other thing you have to see is catching prospect D'Arnaud and pticher Zach Wheeler both come up in late July early August and look like difference makers!
Where that's going to take the Mets? Maybe the thing is to just really be bad and get the first pick in the draft next year! But let's just have these few guys you need to show you the way playing well! Harvey, Niese, Wright, Ike, Parnell in the bulllpen and D'Arnaud and Wheeler wehn they come up! November? December? Maybe we get to buy an outfielder or two!
Practice your Zen breathing and keep your expectations low and root for the youngsters to show you something and that's about the best you can do Mets fans! And have a cold one for me on Opening Day!