Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Northeastern Riches: Diamond in a Haystack... of All-Stars

While the Northeastern part of the United States claims both NFL teams in Super Bowl XLII, the New York Giants and the undefeated New England Patriots, last year's World Series' Champion Boston Red Sox, and NBA leading 35-8 Boston Celtics, soon the New York Mets may join this elite group of dominant teams.

Tonight it was announced that Johan Santana, previously a member of the Minnesota Twins, was traded to the New York Mets for four minor prospects.  More than just the immediate impact of helping the New York Mets in real life, which can be assumed is pretty big because one New Yorker reportedly exclaimed, "I just proposed to my wife again" (whatever that means), Johan Santana should shoot up the fantasy baseball drafting boards to a definite top 5 pick.  This is because of the sheer run support that he will receive from the New York Mets who ranked 10th in the MLB and 4th in the National league in runs with 804 in the 2007 season.  His previous team, the Minnesota Twins, were ranked 25th with only 718 runs last season and also ranked dead last post all-star break. Assuming that Santana's numbers stay roughly the same, and they will, he should turn many of those previously recorded losses with the Twins into wins with the Mets.

Enjoy all of your all-star teams Northeast, while the rest of America just sits on the sidelines watching teams we don't care about.  Hey, at least we still have the NHL!

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