Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/17/13
Looking at the players the Mets have, and the projection systems used to evaluate the team, has been interesting. Dan Szymborski’s projection system, ZiPS, has projected a meager 68-94 record for the 2013 Mets. However, other, more optimistic, projections systems, such as Nate Silver’s PECOTA, have projected the Mets to finish 80-82. It’s important to understand that a projection system is never perfect, and that there are intangibles. Teams can perform significantly better or worse than the projection. However, it’s pretty likely that the Mets finish somewhere between 68-80 wins next season. A 2013 playoff run for the Mets doesn’t look likely. However, 2014 may be the year of the Mets. Looking at the strengths and weaknesses of the Mets in the future, the starting rotation seems to indicate a strength that is comparable to the 2012 Rays’ young pitching staff that led the AL in ERA. Arguably, the ace of the Mets’ staff right now, Jonathon Niese, can be compared to James Shields of...
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