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Team after team–from Boston to Mets to Rangers and on and on–have checked in with Miami on Stanton, with “not interested” response from Ms
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) April 14, 2013
With all the talk about Harvey’s dominance and the continued evolution of Wheeler, d’Arnaud, Syndergaard and the many other young arms the Mets possess in the minor leagues, it is becoming more apparent that the Mets, and Sandy Alderson, realize that the future they have all been building towards is near.
The biggest problem that I see, and I assume many others do as well, is the Mets seem to be developing pitcher after pitcher with very few bats. While they do have newly acquired d’Arnaud knocking on the door and Nimmo developing nicely, albeit still a few years away, there is not enough to help this team contend.
Which leads us to the talk of Giancarlo Stanton. Now let me be clear. There is no way I would trade Wheeler and d’Arnaud to obtain Stanton, but the fact that the Mets are even being mentioned in the conversation is more than enough to let the fans know that the time is coming, and Alderson has his finger on the trigger should something of value and need come into the picture.
So if you have been patient and/or kind enough to read through all of my division breakdowns for the 2013 Major League Baseball Season, I commend you.
Incase you haven’t, my picks are as follows.
NL WildCards-Braves & Reds with Braves Advancing
AL East-Blue Jays
AL WildCards-Rangers & A’s with Rangers Advancing
I predict the Angels over the Nationals in the World Series. A battle with the 2 brightest young stars in the game of baseball today going head to head. Not much could be better, aside from the Mets surprising the world, making the playoffs and then blindsiding everyone with their first World Series win since 1986. Ya Gotta Believe!
NL MVP-Joey Votto
AL MVP-Mike Trout
NL Cy Young-Stephen Strasburg
AL Cy Young-Justin Verlander
NL ROY-Shelby Miller
AL ROY-Aaron Hicks