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    Joe Torre has taken his act to the West Coast, where Los Angeles is viewed as having a good chance of winning the division, which is irrelevant because of the Mets.

    http://major-league-baseball.suite10...at_los_angeles
    Baseball articles you might not like but should read.

  • #2
    They're only going to play each other six times. What's the point of doing a direct comparison?
    46 wins to match last year's total

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    • #3
      That's pretty humble of Torre

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      • #4
        i don't get the comparison. everybody knows the mets got the Nl wrapped up until boston wipes 'em out in the series

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        • #5
          This post....and article, seem a bit presumptuous. Comparing the Dodgers and Mets doesn't make a lot of sense...given how they rarely they play each other in the regular season. I think it might have been more relevant to breakdown the Phils vs. Mets.....since the Phils might have something to say about how the East is won. As good as Santana is....he only throws once a week!!

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          • #6
            Mets are not a lock either. All it takes is for Santana to get hurt and another start player to have an off year. How many times have we seen the Yankees have all the starts to only lose in the divisional playoffs.

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            • #7
              Not enough.






              :cap:

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              • #8
                Seems like a very NY-centric article, comparing a team led by the Yankees old manager to the Mets. In my opinion, the Diamondbacks are the most improved team in the NL and have a good chance of winning that division again.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JerseySoxFan19 View Post
                  i don't get the comparison. everybody knows the mets got the Nl wrapped up until boston wipes 'em out in the series
                  Like in 1986

                  Originally posted by DodgerBlue8188 View Post
                  Mets are not a lock either. All it takes is for Santana to get hurt and another start player to have an off year. How many times have we seen the Yankees have all the starts to only lose in the divisional playoffs.
                  If ANY team's ace gets injured and a starter has an off year they will struggle.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JerseySoxFan19
                    i don't get the comparison. everybody knows the mets got the Nl wrapped up until boston wipes 'em out in the series
                    Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
                    Like in 1986


                    :cap:

                    Reminds me of a certain Boston sportswriter who is "affectionately" referred to by many Red Sox fans as "CHB"--"Curly Headed Boyfriend"--who in early 2006 declared the AL East locked up by the Red Sox.

                    We all know how well that turned out!

                    Why I rather dislike predictions of success before the season has even started. As you note, it take just one or two injuries that you cannot replace to sink a "lock" team.

                    --J.D.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DodgerBlue8188 View Post
                      Mets are not a lock either. All it takes is for Santana to get hurt and another start player to have an off year. How many times have we seen the Yankees have all the starts to only lose in the divisional playoffs.
                      Yeah, not many teams lose key players and win. These kinds of comparisons (made in February) have to be made under the assumption that players stay relatively healthy.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Coachsmallhead View Post
                        This post....and article, seem a bit presumptuous. Comparing the Dodgers and Mets doesn't make a lot of sense...given how they rarely they play each other in the regular season. I think it might have been more relevant to breakdown the Phils vs. Mets.....since the Phils might have something to say about how the East is won. As good as Santana is....he only throws once a week!!
                        And Pedro Martinez and a couple of 15 game winners throw the other days.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by metfan13 View Post
                          And Pedro Martinez and a couple of 15 game winners throw the other days.
                          . . . and Pedro is now the most dominant pitcher from the 90s!!

                          :cap:

                          --J.D.

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                          • #14
                            Joe Torre is quite familiar with NL ball, since he's played his entire career in the NL (Milwaukee & Atlanta Braves, Cards, Mets). Before the Yanks, he'd only managed NL teams (Cards, Braves, Mets). After 12 seasons, we'll finally see what he can do without a $200m payroll.

                            There's no guarantee that any team will make the playoffs, since people have predicted the Yanks to win the WS for so many years, but have lost the past 3 LDS's in a row.

                            Johan Santana (whose first name the article misspells) is at a disadvantage, since he's never played in the NL, whereas Brad Penny has played only for Florida and LAD. Santana has also never been in one of the top media cities out there, but Penny has. Santana will have to adjust, since the Mets fans do definitely expect that with himself and Pedro, they will make the playoffs this season.
                            Last edited by Mattingly; 02-18-2008, 01:29 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JerseySoxFan19 View Post
                              i don't get the comparison. everybody knows the mets got the Nl wrapped up until boston wipes 'em out in the series
                              How does anybody predict in February what will happen the following October? Will people return in October to admit their mistakes? I somehow doubt this.

                              Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
                              They're only going to play each other six times. What's the point of doing a direct comparison?
                              It could be the Joe Torre-Willie Randolph connection. I think that Mets fans could start worrying more about the Phillies and Braves moreso than anyone else. Whatever the less powerful Fish give them, and whichever wins they can get off the Nats would be gravy.
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