For the most part, the scouts covering the Mets this spring like the potential of the team, but they have their doubts.
One of them at breakfast this morning in the hotel says they’ll score a lot of runs … but will give up a lot, too.
You can’t evaluate the Mets without knowing Pedro Martinez’s status, and until he starts pitching in games he has to be an unknown.
Tom Glavine was .500 last year and turns 40 this week.
Steve Trachsel is coming off back surgery.
Victor Zambrano is slightly over .500 for his career and they still don’t know who their fifth starter will be.
And, whether it’s Aaron Heilman or Brian Bannister, either one is inexperienced over the long haul.
Inspires confidence, doesn’t it?
The bullpen was supposed to be the strong suit, but there are some problems there, too.
Carlos Delgado has two weeks left for his bum elbow to heal and as much as they wanted to replace Kaz Matsui at second, now that he’s gone they have an unknown at that position.
Small wonder manager Willie Randolph has been a little testy these days. And, I’ll bet his off day today will be spent doing a lot of thinking.
What do you think? Are the Mets as good as advertised or do you think you’ll be disappointed again?
Let me know what you’re thinking. — John