Interesting. I basically agree with what everyone has said already. While some of these are true some also can be argued like : Carols Ruiz or Bengie Molina , Jimmy Rollins or Jose Reyes , and the Closers. Also no disrespect to Johan Santana hes a hell of a pitcher but Roy Halladay is regarded as one of the best if not the best pitcher in baseball so that's a little iffy to. Also , like the goof ball up there mentioned the Mets starting pitching has a lot of questions to be answered, Redding I think is legit, he just dominates the Phils(I don't know how well he does against other opponents). Johan Santana will be his normal self if healthy. I see them being competitive but not going to over take my Phillies =D EDIT: "Go Mets , Go knicks" - The reason I would have to think Brad has a chance to be better then K-Rod would be because he's be known to have up year then down year and I would think that , that's the reason she mentioned it. It's not like were taking a blast from the past and talking as if these were the glory days. EDIT: Also, the Phillies also have something that stats can't prove and that's , character , leadership , and they know how to come up big when it count's. The Mets are generally known as chokers so unless they come up big when they need to I will still look at them as chokers. So I think that's what a lot of people look at when determining who's the better team not just stats. Also remember what your owner said about them last year and not having any type of leader? Just sayin.