New York finds itself in last place in the NL East with the best team in baseball coming to town. …
The Cliff Floyd Experiment
The 2002 New York Mets did not look like a championship caliber team last season. What was deceiving, however, was that the Mets looked like a championship caliber team when looking at the roster. Five of the starting eight position players were all stars, (combining for 26 all star appearances combined), and two are locks for the Hall of Fame (barring some Pete Rose-like ordeal.) With such a formidable lineup as the Mets had at the beginning of 2002, even Anthony Young could have been a twenty game winner. The Mets looked to be the team to beat. Of course it wasn't so. Now it is the start of the 2003 season and Fred Wilpon and Steve Phillips have done their best to make the Mets the team to beat in the National League East. Unfortunately, their best is not good enough. The big three acquisitions are Tom Glavine, Cliff Floyd, and Mike Stanton. Glavine is a fine addition, though three good years is a stretch. Expect two good years and a sharp decline by his third. Stanton...
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