Hi everyone, I’ve been laying low since the season ended and mostly because we’ve had no moves to talk about. But things are certainly getting interesting now.
I saw this post by Adam Rubin of ESPN that I thought I would share. He basically asks if the Mets now challenge the Marlins for last place with the loss of Dickey who won more than 25% of the Mets’ games last season.
The R.A. Dickey trade obviously brightens the Mets’ long-term prospects. But what about 2013?
The consensus seems to be the Miami Marlins are destined for last place, with the Mets slotting into fourth. Take a look at the comparative lineups, which feature Giancarlo Stanton and David Wright, then a drop in talent.
Miami is still looking for a low-cost third baseman, while the Mets still need to add at least one righty-hitting outfielder capable of starting as well as a veteran challenger for Jenrry Mejia as fifth starter.
The departed Dickey, it should be noted, is 10-2 with a 2.87 ERA in 15 career appearances (13 starts) against the Marlins.
You can click on the link above to see Rubin’s projected lineups for each team as well as rotations.