National League’s Best Lineup?

An article by posted on April 27, 2011

1. Reyes 2. Murphy 3. Wright 4. Beltran 5. Bay 6. Davis

Best lineup in the NL? That’s what Rich Couthino says in a post for WFAN.

I surely got your attention with that headline — but it’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.

New York’s lineup is the biggest reason why the Mets are in the midst of a 5-game winning streak. They have the ability to not only score runs early, but tack on runs late. Think about the pressure that’s taken off their bullpen.

Back in spring training, Terry Collins and I had a conversation during one of Carlos Beltran’s many batting practice sessions. The Mets manager laid it out for me in simple terms: “Is there a better group of five hitters in the league than Reyes, Wright, Beltran, Bay and Davis? I don’t think so, and if we’re healthy we’ll be as good as any offense in the league.”

The lineup is certainly deep and will only get better once Pagan returns and Paulino replaces Nickeas later this week.

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