We somehow managed to be in the top half.
14. New York Mets
I'm guessing that many wouldn't have the Mets this high. After all, Omar Minaya's something of a mess, there's not a ton of help on the way, and the club's outclassed in its division by the Phillies, who seem poised to win for a long time. But all hope shouldn't be lost for Mets fans. Ownership seems to spend as required, and last year, while ugly, looks like an aberration. Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but I believe in the core of the lineup: Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright form a powerful troika. Potentially. If Wright's 2009 was for real and Beltran and Reyes can't stay on the field, the Mets' placement on this list is going to look ridiculous. I still believe.
Grumbling about: The Oliver Perez contract. Every Jeff Francoeur plate appearance. And the pitching staff, non-Johan Santana division.