For the first time in years, I can actually do an edge or even for Yankees and Mets. With the Yankees looking very mediocre for the first time in years and the Mets coming up with younger talent, I though it's be fun to do a Edge or Even on the Yankees, Mets roster for the 2015 season.
BRIAN MCCANN VS TRAVIS D'ARNAUD
Brian McCann wins this one by a land slide, but don't count out Travis d'Arnaud being one of the top catchers in the national league for the Mets.
STEPHEN DREW VS DANIEL MURPHY
I could've gone edge-Yankees with this matchup, but the year Stephen Drew had last season didn't make him any different than the Mets' Daniel Murphy.
MARK TEIXEIRA VS LUCAS DUDA
I almost went even with this one. Though I couldn't disrespect how Mark Teixeira still managed to hit 22-homeruns while being injured, last season. Lucas Duda had 30-homers and 92-RBIs last season - can he repeat that this season?
CHASE HEADLEY VS DAVID WRIGHT
Even though David Wright has been himself the past couple of seasons, he still takes the edge over Chase Headley.
DIDI GREGORIUS VS WILMER FLORES
I could've gone even with this matchup, but I think Didi Gregorius is 'just' a step up better and reliable than Wilmer Flores.
BRETT GARDNER VS MICHAEL CUDDYER
Yankees win at left field because of speed, age and defense. Brett Gardner may not have the power Michael Cuddyer has, but he's the far better outfielder.
JACOBY ELLSBURY VS JUAN LAGARES
Not even close. Jacoby Ellsbury is the far better centerfielder, although Juan Laguares can make a name for himself.
CARLOS BELTRAN VS CURTIS GRANDERSON
Very even, really. If Beltran were younger he probably be one better than Curtis Granderson, but Granderson can put up as big of a numbers as Beltran. So it's even for me.
I could've gone even, though I just feel the Yankees just tad better with the lefties and with the season Dellin Betances had. No reliever for the Mets can do what Betances did last season.
Mets take this matchup for this season and probably for the next five years. Yankees have a great no.1 in Masahiro Tanaka, but after that it's all question marks. Mets have a dominant no.1 in Matt Harvey and a lot more talent backing him up.