This season could hold a lot of different things in store for the Mets. There are many different factors that will determine how the Mets season ends up.
In my opinion, the strong spot for the Mets this season will be their lineup. It's filled with some young talent and veterans that are more than capable of producing.
Obviously, losing Jose Reyes will never help and that does leave a big hole at the top of the lineup, but if the Mets can finally have a year of good health (which seems more than overdue), then the lineup should have a very quality season.
This article is going to be the first in a series of four articles, which will rank the rotation, bullpen and bench players against the rest of the NL East. Instead of ranking these as a whole, I'm going to break it down a little further and rank each individual player against the NL East competitors who appear as if they'll bat in the same spot in that respective team's order.
They don't have to play the same position; this will pit leadoff hitter vs. leadoff hitter and so on.
NOTE: Because there is no definite lineup yet, the Mets lineup will be based off my projections and other team's lineups will be based off of projections that were done for their teams.