Found January 24, 2013 on Mets360.com:
PLAYERS: Bill James
TEAMS: New York Mets
Welcome to the second edition of the Mets360 projection series. After discussing Ike Davis last time out, this time we turn our attention to Jonathon Niese. Last time, I mentioned how none of us have a detailed projection system and that instead this is just how we feel the player is going to turn out. For the most part that’s still true but there is one slight modification this time around. Friend of the site Eric Stashin, aka The Rotoprofessor, has graciously agreed to contribute to the project. Stashin makes projections for his site and has done so for years. If you play fantasy sports and are not familiar with his work – bookmark his site and visit there often. With the trade of R.A. Dickey, Niese essentially becomes the ace of the staff, at least for 2013. Johan Santana will likely draw the Opening Day start but it is difficult to predict either the innings or the results for Santana to make him the actual ace. And while Niese probably will not grab the Opening Day...
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