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Open Thread: Mets vs Reds

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New York Mets @ Cincinnati Reds

04/06/09 1:10 PM EDT

New York Mets Cincinnati Reds
Jose Reyes - SS Jerry Hairston Jr. - LF
Daniel Murphy - LF Darnell McDonald - CF
David Wright - 3B Joey Votto - 1B
Carlos Delgado - 1B Brandon Phillips - 2B
Carlos Beltran - CF Jay Bruce - RF
Ryan Church - RF Edwin Encarnacion - 3B
Brian Schneider - C Ramon Hernandez - C
Luis Castillo - 2B Alex Gonzalez - SS
Johan Santana - P Aaron Harang - P

This is it. Meaningful games. Our year, our time, our team. The new Mets. Baseball like it oughta be. Ya gotta believe. Anything and everything is possible on Opening Day. Everyone has World Series aspirations, some more reasonable than others. The Mets have spent a ton of money on this team over the past two seasons and currently have the highest payroll in the National League. We can criticize upper management all we want for one silly move or another, but eventually the talent has to go out there and perform. For 162 games, I mean.

It's raining in Cincinnati, but if the weather clears up we'll see Johan Santana and Aaron Harang at Great American Ballpark. Opening Day: Does it get any better?

The swag contest is up and officially counts beginning today. Read more about it here.

Oh yea, and Let's Go Mets!