The purpose of this post is not to drop mind-blowing insight or tinkle in your pants it’s so funny humor per the norm. To be completely honest, it is solely to document my thoughts heading into the beginning of the 2012 season. My apologies to those of you that came here to have your minds blown or to tinkle in your pants.
Let it be known that on the eve of Opening Day, I feel pretty calm. I am excited that baseball is upon us, but I have absolutely no irrational beliefs that the Mets will finish better than fourth place in their division this season.
The cool thing about this is that anything better will be a sign of over achievement which takes a lot of angst out of the equation. Low expectations equal low stress.
My expectation for 2012 is to leisurely enjoy each game with the hopes that I begin to pick up on signs that the Mets will contend next year, or more realistically in 2014. With that in mind, here are some things I feel could happen this year:
- Ruben Tejada will play a solid, consistent shortstop defensively, and hit .270.
- Daniel Murphy will boast a plus .300 batting average but will struggle at second base. However, it will still be a better showing than Luis Castillo’s efforts as a Met.
- Lucas Duda and Ike Davis will both blast 20 plus homers, maybe even 30 plus.
- David Wright will hit .280 and his strike outs will decrease, but will still rely on the submarine heaves across the diamond that will lead to a number of throwing errors.
- Johan Santana will remain relatively healthy and pick up 12 wins.
- Mr. Met will serve some jail time after beating Billy The Marlin’s ass after Billy insinuates that he has always been Jose Reyes’ favorite mascot. Who names a fish Billy anyway?
- Mike Pelfrey will have his last season as a starter as a New York Met.
- Tim Byrdak will be effective for a second consecutive season, largely due to the fact that he graced the first ever cover of the Midwestropolitan.com Facebook page.
- The Mets will still be looking for a true closer, even though Bobby Parnell will have a better showing this season.
- Andres Torres will be hurt much of the season. After all, dude is 34 years old, that’s ancient for a lead off man playing CF.
- I don’t even want to discuss Jason Bay. I am just going to hope like heck he has a good season. He sure seems like a swell guy and I’d hate to see him have another tough go of it.