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Combo: David Wright and Johan Santana
After a disastrous 2009 season and a rocky start to 2010, David Wright pulled together and finished the year with a .283/.354/.503 batting line alongside 25 homeruns and 103 RBI—he even stole 19 bases.
Wright continues to be the backbone of this team offensively and defensively, and while he may not capture his numbers from 2007, he continuously shows he can get extremely close.
Look for another solid year from the third baseman.
No R.A. Dickey, or Mike Pelfrey? Not a chance!
To even think a 36-year-old knuckleballer (Dickey) who had one solid year will lead this squad in 2011 is absolutely absurd.
And as far as Mike Pelfrey goes, he had a solid season in 2010, but Pelfrey has always been a 50/50 pitcher, so expect him to come back down to earth in 2011.
Still, the Mets will have to do with Dickey, Pelfrey and a handful of hopefuls until Johan Santana returns, which is expected sometime in June.
Johan Santana is still recovering from shoulder surgery that slowed him down in 2010, but he is still the staff’s ace.
Santana is 133-69 with a 3.10 ERA alongside an 8.9 K/9 rate over his 10 year career…kinda hard to argue those numbers.