Jimmy Rollins responded to Carlos Beltran’s proclamation of the Mets being the team to beat. "One, there are four other teams in our division who
are going to make sure that doesn’t happen, and two, has anyone ever heard of plagiarism?
That was pretty good, especially coming from him. He’s a quiet guy, so it was probably
shocking when he said it. Not shocking in a bad way, like ‘Wow, I can’t believe he said
that.’ More like, ‘Wow, he finally said something because he’s a leader on that team and
you definitely need to be a vocal leader.’" Plagiarism seems to be the only thing the Mets players can do when speaking to the media. There has been nothing original from them other than discussing what J-Roll says since his prediction last winter.
J-Roll also said,
"We can 100 games. Look at what happened last year with all the injuries, different
pitchers and uncertainties, and we wound up winning 89 games. There’s a number of things
that went wrong, and we still found a way to win 89 games. Offensively, we haven’t lost
anything. We’ve actually taken a step forward. Pitching-wise, with Brett back in
the rotation and Lidge coming back to being the closer he was, we can seal the
deal." 100 games would certainly win the NL East.
The rivalry is on! The Phillies are on! Repeating as NL East Champions is on! Bring on the Mets and the rest of the NL!