In a pathetic attempt to pull a Jimmy Rollins with a "we're the team to beat" statement, Mets' outfielder Angel Pagan told the told the New York Daily News that his team can give the Phillies a fight in the NL East this season.

        "If we have health, we can give them a fight. Everyone is counting on Philadelphia, but they have to do it. I got my money on my team, bro. I love challenges and that's why I'm looking forward to it. I believe in surprises."


OK, Bro.

If by "fight" Pagan means "stay within 20 games of the Phillies," then yeah, sign me up. 

Thankfully, this is the time of year when even the Royals think they can compete for a division title.  The Mets, Nationals, and Jayson Werth can fight it out all season long… for a spot in the basement.


Cliff Lee.