Memo to New York Mets Fans: The Time Is Now

Mike KentSenior Writer IFebruary 21, 2009

Are you a Mets fan?

All those Philly fans' parades drive you crazy?

Do you feel sick every time you think about Mets?

Don't want to think about another collapse?

Fear no more, the Mets are going to make us proud this season.

We all know the the last two seasons were not the best for the amazins. But I not only think, I know this season will be better. The Mets are going to win the NL East this season and there is nothing the Phillies can do to stop them.

I know what all you Mets' fans are thinking. After all, you all grew up fans of a team that was never the best, and most you have never felt like your team was going to win the division in the start of the season, other than the last two years, but the Mets still managed to let you down.

But the Mets are better than the Phillies; we all know that. There is only one thing they were missing: consistency. And this offseason they may have solved the problem.

They have lots of backup pitchers in the minors waiting for their chance to start for the Mets, the bullpen is the best in baseball, and the lineup is one of the best in baseball.

And the Phillies are going to go on a slump. Yes, I know Chase Utley is going to be back soon, but I don't think Ryan Howard is going to hit as many home runs this season as he did in the past. And his average sucks.

Jimmy Rollins is not as good as he looks; he had a bad season in '08 and I think he is just going to go downhill from here.

David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Daniel Murphy are just getting better; they will all help the Mets fix their hitting ways.

And let's not forget that the starting rotation is young. Oliver Perez and John Maine are just 27-years-old, and Johan Santana is at the peak of his career.

All this is what's going to make the Mets the best team in the NL East, leaving the Phillies and Braves look up at them at the end of the season.


Mike Kent also writes on a Wiki of the New York Mets called the Met Wiki. All and any help would be very much appreciated. If there are any questions you can write on my wall.