When Carlos Beltran stated that the Mets were team to beat, believe me he wasn't lyng.
When you witness Johan Santana , Pedro Martinez, John Maine, Orlando Hernendez, and Oliver Perez pitch you can tell this team is ready.
Sure Pedro's arm isn't like the Pedro of old, but he's in the best shape ever since he got here.
Johan Santana looks amazing. He's throwing bullets in spring training that will blow your mind. He's a truly amazing pitcher who could easily win 20 games in 2008.
Then there's the lineup that is the best in the National league.
The reason why it's the best—Jose Reyes.
This guy can do it all—he hits for average, he's fast, steals bases, bunts for hits, triples, doubles, he's clutch, and he'll get a few home runs while he's at it.
Then theres the big three of Beltran, David Wright, and Carlos Delgado. Beltran hits alot homeruns and hits in the clutch (remember St. Louis in '06 in the regular season).
Wright is a clear MVP candidate. This guy is fast, young, hits for average, and gets RBI's plus also is a power hitter.
Lastly is Delgado, who finally is starting to show his age. He still can get many key hits and is still a power hitter, but he doesnt hit for average and like many power hitters he strikes out a lot.
With the squad that the Mets have this season, you should believe Beltran.
Trust me, he isn't lyng that they are the team to beat in the NL East.