So I've gotten into argument after argument with Mets fans in my extended family over the last few days about how they won't win the NL, much less the Series. My reasoning:
- Besides LoDuca and Wright, that lineup is full of streaky hitters
- Lack of a dependable MR
- Rotation after Pedro (maybe Glavin) is questionable at best.
All these guys want to say in return is how good Pedro, Delgado, Wagner, and Wright are. Then, to refute my argument they say Delgado's not streaky because he's hit 30 HR's each year for the past 9 years (does that really show that he's not streaky during the season?). They also say Heilman is on the verge of being an elite MR and Duaner Sanchez is the real deal.
Is it just me or do those arguments not hold water? As a dodger, Sanchez was very inconsistent. And I didn't know Heilman was now a MR, and his #'s from last year don't look that good (not near Linebrink, Shields, Rincon, etc.). Don't they definitely need help to get from 3,4,5 starters to Wagner to win down the stretch?
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."