2016 MLB Preview: NL East

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale)

New York Mets

89-73 Projected Record

A dominant Mets rotation–made up of five young starters with the ability to strike out 200 guys a year and consistently post ERAs under 3.00 across the board–was something that had been forecast for the last three or four seasons, but with devastating injuries to Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler in consecutive seasons, it was beginning to feel like a prophesy that would go unanswered. However, after a preview last season helped the Mets grab the NL pennant, we’re finally here. The Mets rotations heading into the season looks like this: Jacob deGrom (27), Harvey (26), Noah Syndergaard (23), Steven Matz (24), and Grandfather Time (42-year-old Bartolo Colon), until Wheeler (25) comes back in June or July.  (more…)

#29. The Miami Marlins: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#29. The Miami MarlinsĀ 800px-Marlins_First_Pitch_at_Marlins_Park,_April_4,_2012_

Team Ace: Ricky Nolasco

Most Valuable Position Player: Giancarlo Stanton

Breakout Candidate: Justin Ruggiano

Notable Offseason Additions: Juan Pierre, Manager Mark Redmond, Jon Rauch, Placido Polanco

Notable Offseason Losses: Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, Heath Bell

Biggest Team Weakness: The entire infield.