Amazinz wrote:The point is is that Philadelphia's offensive numbers are inflated due to the ballpark and that you cannot deduce that the offense is better simply because of runs scored.
The Phillies outscored the Mets on the road and the Phillies road offense was still the #1 offense in the NL. They got some advantage for their home field but it really wasn't that big of a deal.
I don't think the NL East is such a slam dunk for the Mets on paper. Their pitching obviously got stronger, but that advantage could go away fairly quickly if Perez and Hernandez go back to their 05 and 06 performances. The offense should still be solid, Church should be a small step up from Green to offset the small loss of LoDuca to Schneider. But there has to be some concern about Beltran coming off surgery on both knees, a 41 year old Alou in LF, and almost no bench after Chavez and Anderson.