2011 Mets Over/Under, Predictions
In most circles, the Mets are pegged for fourth place in the NL East with roughly 77 victories. Considering their offseason and the issues around the team that seems about right. I’ll throw out a number and you tell me if you’ll take the over/under.
Mets victories: 78
Phillies victories: 98
Mike Pelfrey wins: 16
R.A. Dickey wins: 11
Jon Niese wins: 12
Different Mets pitchers to make a start: 11
Francisco Rodriguez game-ending appearances: 50
Rodriguez saves: 25
Ike Davis homers: 21
Games played by Jason Bay: 110
Bay homers: 19
Times Bay will appear on the DL: 2
Games played by Carlos Beltran assuming no trade: 110
Jose Reyes steals: 55
Reyes games with Mets assuming no trade: 145
David Wright homers: 30
Wright strikeouts: 130
Wright RBI: 107
Angel Pagan average: .280
Pagan stolen bases: 30
Jose Thole average: .275
Date we’ll see Johan Santana: Aug. 9
NL East winner: Phillies
NL Central winner: Reds
NL West winner: Giants
NL wild card: Braves
NL champ: Phillies
Mets finish in NL East: fourth
NL MVP: Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado
NL Cy Young: Matt Cain, San Francisco
AL East winner: Boston
AL Central winner: Minnesota
AL West winner: Texas
AL wild-card: New York
AL Champ: Boston
AL MVP: Adrian Gonzalez, Boston
AL Cy Young: CC Sabathia, New York
World Series winner: Boston
About the Author: John Delcos
I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 20 years, including ten in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I covered the Baltimore Orioles for eight years and the Cleveland Indians before that.
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