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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Buster Olney and Mets early schedule

From ESPN's Buster Olney's blog today, the Mets have the 6 easiest early season schedule in the National League:

Home/away: They play a whopping 22 of their first 34 games at home. And after last year, the attitude of Mets fans will be Show me something. The Mets will have that chance.
Games against teams that finished over .500 in 2009: 25 of their first 34.

Meat-grinder stuff: So they have a lot of home games -- and they play a lot of games against the NL's best teams early on. From April 13 to May 2, they play 19 consecutive games against teams that contended last year, including all four playoff teams (the Rockies, Cardinals, Dodgers and Phillies).
My take: Home games are great, and a good start this year is very important for the team and the fans after the past few years (obviously)

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