Saturday, April 04, 2009

Very weird seeing the first exhibition game from Citi Field last night. I thought I was watching a road game. First I thought they were in Wrigley Field due to the brick background behind home plate. Then I thought they were in San Francisco or Houston with the asymmetric outfield. Miss the multi-colored tiers of seats as well. All will be forgiven if they win of course.
I guess it's time for my annual Mets prediction. I think the Mets will start slowly and have a better second half of the season. Their starting pitching could be the worst of the contending teams in the National League. As a result, they will make a trade for a pitcher by the trading deadline. They will make the playoffs as the wild card but lose in the second round. Again, they just don't have those three dominant starters that you need in the playoffs.