With the opening of Spring Training only a month away excitement is in the air. Baseball is back, and so is Cliff Lee, the Fearsome Foursome looks ready to take on the world, and of course the New York Mets are talking trash again. WHO!? Ohh that’s right, that “other” team from New York who once claimed to be the team to beat in the NL East. What was that like 4 division titles ago!? Let’s see now, the Phillies went out and got another Cy Young winning pitcher to add to a team that won 97 games last season. The biggest splash the Mets made in the off season was finally getting rid of Omar Minaya! But wait let’s not go and give the Phillies the division yet. It’s the dawn of a new year, new hope, and new surprises for the Mets and Angel Pagan.
“If we have health, we can give them a fight,” Pagan said. “Everyone is counting on Philadelphia, but they have to do it. I got my money on my team, bro. I love challenges and that’s why I’m looking forward to it. I believe in surprises.”
Angel Pagan believes in surprises, he believes in the Muts, I mean Mets. Well isn’t that just cute because I can’t find another soul in Queens who believes in the Mets with you Angel. So as we gear up for 2011 Phillies phans beware, the Mets are back! No not really but they do have some newfound optimism going into 2011. There going to need it in a division with the Phillies and the Braves.
So as winter keeps dumping snow and below freezing days on the city of Philadelphia the Mets continue to keep us warm with laughter and bring a smile to a city still reeling from those darn Birds. Thank you Angel for a good chuckle, and thank you for giving us even more reason to hate the Mets.