Nationals

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…)

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#1. The Washington Nationals: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

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Team Ace: Stephan Strasburg

Most Valuable Position Player: Adam LaRoche

Breakout Candidate: Bryce Harper

Notable Offseason Additions: Raphael Soriano, Dan Haren, Denard Span

Notable Offseason Losses: Michael Morse, Edwin Jackson, Sean Burnett

Biggest Team Weakness: middle of the infield

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