After finally getting sick of being humiliated in the standings time and time again by the cross town rivals the Yankees, the Mets finally opened up the purse strings and started assembling as much talent as they could possibly afford.
For the most part the strategy has failed, but in recent years this MLB betting team is noticeably improved, mostly through big bucks free agent signings but the club has also developed some very good talent in the farm system and traded for big time prospects that have panned out very well for this MLB betting team from Queens.
In 2007 MLB betting season anything less than a repeat of the team’s great success in 2006 MLB betting season, winning the division title by 12 games and posting a 97 win online baseball betting season, which tied for the most in New York with the Yankees, would be considered a failure by the Mets Nation. The team’s disappointing exit from the MLB betting playoffs after everyone and their brother had already written them into the online baseball betting World Series spot was also a huge disappointment that this team desperately wants to rectify this MLB betting season.
The problem last year and the wild card again this MLB betting year is the pitching staff. Last year they got pitched out the playoffs and it looks like the same thing could happen again this MLB betting year unless someone on the staff really steps up.
The ace of this MLB betting year’s squad and the number one squad will probably be Tom Glavine. This guy has been pitching for decades and hardly looks a day older than when he started. He is fitness freak and takes excellent care of his body.
With the proper run support, his control style pitching could certainly net the MLB betting team another 15 wins which would put him over 300 wins for his career and guarantee his hall of fame status. However, for an MLB betting team that is so talented at other positions, you’d kind of like to have something better than Glavine as your number one in the rotation.
Following up Glavine should be Pedro Martinez, depending on this health. When he’s healthy Pedro is still the legend, however, he hasn’t played a full online baseball betting season since Melrose Place was on the air and he’ll likely miss bunch of games this MLB betting year. Orlando Hernandez will be looked up on to fill this void but he’s a bit of a wild card.
He hasn’t done much lately but might be able to perform better in a pitcher friendly park. The bullpen also has some issues to sort out like the weaknesses that Billy Wagner displayed in the MLB betting playoffs. However, there was pretty solid as closer for most the online baseball betting season and should continue to do well in 2007. The set up men are pretty shaky and this will be sore spot for the MLB betting team if the starters can’t eat up a lot of innings.
But at the plate there’s not much for this MLB betting team to worry about as it boasts one of the most potent lineups in the NL. Jose Reyes is the perfect leadoff hitter and at only 23 years old he’s already the best in the NL and has slick glove at SS to boot.
The meat of the order is absolutely devastating and is without a doubt one of the most powerful in either MLB betting league. At the three spot first baseman Carlos Delgado is a 30 homer 100 RBI guy no matter where he plays, it’s a given. He’s getting a little older now, but he still gets it done. The big hitter though is Carlos Beltran and he should be in the hunt for the MVP race based solely on his swing. David Wright is also a very powerful bat and a very good fielder and these three guys should terrorize opponents’ pitchers in 2007 online baseball betting season.
Pitching is definitely the soft spot for this MLB betting team and they will have to constantly manufacture runs to keep in many games this MLB betting year. Most people have written off the Mets and given the division over to the Phillies.
But New York is still a very talented club despite its pitching weaknesses. Look for the Mets to still win the divisions but with a more modest win total. Expect a repeat performance of last MLB betting year’s playoff performance, unless somehow Pedro bounces back from major surgery and is able to pitch something like a 20 win online baseball betting season, highly improbable, but possible.