Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/26/12
This edition of Fair or Foul features Rich Couthino of CBS New York, who says the Mets stack up well in the power department now that the NL has been weakened by the losses of Pujols and Fielder. The National League may experience a power shortage in 2012 as two of the biggest bats the league possessed — Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols have cleaned out their lockers and are headed for the junior circuit. Add in the fact that Ryan Braun will miss the season’s first 5o games and Ryan Howard’s skills might be diminished by a ruptured Achilles (at least in the short-term) you realize the National League has lost a lot of thump. And this is good news for the Mets who – quite frankly – have as many potential power bats in their lineup as any team in the league with the exception of the Cardinals and the Reds. Think about it — a healthy Ike Davis, the continued progress of Lucas Duda and David Wright benefiting from the New CitiField dimensions and you potentially have a pretty good trio of
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