Thursday, February 18, 2010

Buster Olney's Best Case Scenarios Around MLB

In an article for Insider, here, Buster Olney looks at that best case scenarios for all 30 major league teams.  It's worth a look, if for no other reason than for Mets fans to realize that ALL TEAMS have question marks heading into Spring Training even the Phillies (Hamels, Lidge) and the Yankees (old age, Joba).

Most importantly, in his Mets section, Olney points to the return of starters like Reyes, Wright, Beltran, K-Rod to good health/productivity as best case scenario for the Mets in 2010.  Along with a surprising year from whoever wins the catching job, and Luis Castillo playing like it's 2009, again.  Finally, Olney states, "above all else, Oliver Perez goes back to being the lefty with dominant stuff."

Couldn't agree more, that IS the best case scenario for 2010.  Although probably would have also mentioned Maine, Pelfrey and the bullpen too.  That sentence just made me question my newly found optimism...ugh...

1 comment:

  1. Its nice to know we aren't the only team with issues or "if's" so to speak but my biggest concern is a repeat of 07/08.
    Not the collapse part, but the fact that Reyes, Perez, Maine, Beltran, Delgado all had great seasons and we still failed to make the playoffs, in those seasons.
    I am afraid that we will be competitive enough to just miss the WC....

    Please let me be wrong... PLEASE