Will Mets Challenge Marlins For Last Place?

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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.