Looking at the Mets lineup, or the potential Mets lineup, there is definitely some reason for excitement.
For kicks, I looked looked back at the 2007 to 2009 seasons, and picked the best year for each player in our potential lineup.
In this analysis there are more than a few assumptions, so please don't take this for anything more than it is.
I think Carlos Delgado will be back, so I penciled him in at 1B.
I also think Josh Thole is going to win the primary catcher job and turn over partial duty to Santos or Blanco or whomever else looks the best in Spring Training. Now for Thole's stats I used a very scientific method...they are totally made up, and they are conservative.
So with that said, let's look at our lineup and the best season from these guys over the last three years:
Not too shabby! A nice mix of power, speed, average, OBP and an absolute ton of doubles.
Of course this is a dream world, but it also presents us with hope of what could be.
Adding Jason Bay was a terrific move. If the players in front of him all stay healthy and produce, the Mets will not have trouble scoring runs.
Sure, that is a lot of "ifs", but hey, it's January, 20 degrees outside, and the possibilities are endless.