My Opinion

The Major League Baseball season starts tomorrow and all baseball fans are full of hope that their team will be the last one standing this coming October when the World Series concludes.Here in New York, Yankees and Mets fans are hoping their respective teams can at least reach the playoffs.The Mets hopes ride on the return to form of ace Matt Harvey,who missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery.They are also hoping for a big year from their captain,David Wright,who was injured most of last season and only hit 8 home runs.Another big year from first baseman Lucas Duda,who hit 30 homers last season,along with Curtis Granderson and newly acquired Michael Cuddyer is paramount for the Mets to make that postseason push.Manager Terry Collins is on the hot seat because this is the best team he has had in his four seasons and he will not last if the team struggles.The Yankees are all about one word,health.Many people feel if they stay healthy they could actually win the AL East.Masahiro Tanaka,CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda were all injured at some point last season so it’s imperative that they remain healthy.Carlos Beltran and Mark Texeira are two more who missed time last season.Brian McCann and Jacoby Elsbury need to do better than last year.Then there’s A-Rod,who was suspended all of last season for using ped’s.I’m saying this right now,if A-Rod has a good season (20-25 homers 75-80 rbi’s) the Yankees will make the playoffs.No one is expecting him to contribute anything but I have watched him in spring training games and he has hit very well.Of course,like the others,health will be the issue because he will turn 40 during the season.Anyway it should be very interesting for both teams this season and,health permitting,a very exciting one also.That’s my opinion.


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