By: Brian Mangan
Nobody likes a guy that toots his own horn too much. But sometimes, a little horn tooting is justified — hell, it’s necessary. I mean, what else are horns for?
I write mostly around the Mets here — much to my co-founder’s chagrin — but lately most of my Mets-related content has been going to MetsBlog.com. It’s a neat opportunity for me to be writing for MetsBlog, the largest team sports-blog out there, but there is less opportunity to have fun on a site which caters to such a broad audience. Because of this, I’m back to The Read Zone to take a look at 2014 to see how some of my predictions panned out.
There will always be hits and misses and too-early-to-tell’s when it comes to predictions, but 2014 was an overwhelmingly good year for The Read Zone. We nailed our prediction on Curtis Granderson as one of the only dissenting voices out there against the signing, we nailed our slash line projections for Juan Lagares and Travis D’Arnaud, and we knew that the Mets would be significantly better than the 73.5 wins projected by Las Vegas. We had one fairly-public miss, but we definitely hit for average and power.
This was our most widely read sports post ever, with over ten thousand views. Suffice to say, most of the Mets fans that read it were not pleased with me. We made the following overall prediction about Granderson: