The Mets are living up to their mediocre expectations.
Dave Allen at The Baseball Analysts provides this graph of projected wins for NL East teams per the various systems. 75-80 wins is the general consensus and all but one system projects 4th place. Trying hard to remain objective, 80-85 wins is my prediction.
John Buck is probably the best free agent option now for catcher. I have no idea why the Royals would let him go while picking up the corpse of Jason Kendall. Teams are still convinced that veteran catchers can have value above and beyond the numbers. The search to quantify that still goes on.
Mystery WAR Graphs returns with a graph comparing the top seasons of two of the more devastating offensive producers of recent times. How do they stack up, and how are they? Are they Hall-worthy?
Today's Mystery WAR (Wins Above Replcaement) compares to careers of two outfielders who are currently two of the bigger names in baseball circles.