Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Tale of Two Teams
Mets Geek has a piece up today comparing the Mets and the Cards for "class of the NL." While their overall analysis hands that title to Cards, the Geeks find them to be pretty similar teams. Couple of interesting notes here.
- The potential difference maker for the Mets would come if the team adds a true second starter. This would give the Metropolitans of Queens the edge over the Cards' rotation, according to the Geeks. I think it would depend on who that acquisition is. Inspired by another Geek article looking at the Mets' starters, I compared the two rotations, finding some interesting similarities and giving the edge to the Birds.
- Okay Spivey fans, get ready for this one: Geeks give the hated, underachieving Kazuo Matsui the edge, slightly, over our latest second base rehab project. I might have to agree on this one. Until he proves otherwise, I'm down on Spivey. It's not the most rational position to take, but one good season (2002) does not a star make.
Go check it out, and then see what you think, Cards or the Mets best in the NL?