Video: Mets 2011 Preview from Fox Sports

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Jim Bowden previews the 2011 Mets for Fox Sports in the video below. I think he pretty much nailed it. 2011 probably isn’t going to be a great year for the Mets. The finances appear to be a problem and it led to little offseason activity. The Mets have a few valuable pieces, notably David Wright and Jose Reyes, that can deliver production for the team or return value in a trade.

The prediction is for the Mets to finish fourth in the NL East and I think that’s a pretty fair assessment. You could make an argument for a third place finish, but I think it would be difficult to predict that the Mets will finish with a better record than the Phillies or Braves.

As Bowden mentioned, with about $60 million coming off the books in 2012, next year’s team will look a lot different than what we’re watching this season.
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Video: 2010 MLB Draft Preview

Here’s some video from Fox Sports with Jim Bowden previewing this year’s amateur draft. Bowden’s mock draft has Bryce Harper going first to the Nationals and the Mets with the seventh pick drafting catcher Yasmani Grandal. Grandal is a junior at the University of Miami and a 2010 preseason All-American.<br/><a href=”” target=”_new”title=”Bowden: MLB draft preview”>Video: Bowden: MLB draft preview</a>