If I could do some real baseball blogging for a second, remember when I was having that 'debate' about who would have the better season next year, the Phillies or the Mets?
Thankfully, Dave Pinto at Baseball Musing has done all the heavy lifting for me. According to Pinto, the Phillies should average between 4.78 and 5.34 runs per game and the Mets should average between 4.62 and 5.19. Thats a difference of about 0.160 and 0.150 runs per game on either end of the scale.
But wait, Pinto used Marcel projections for the 2008 season, so those numbers need to be adjusted for park effects if we're going to do a one-on-one comparison on who has the better offense. Over the last three years, Citizens Bank Park has produced 0.159 more runs per game than Shea. Now one doesn't have to be a scientician to realize that this means the Mets and the Phillies are going to have pretty similar offenses come next season.
Now add to that the advantage the Mets pitching staff (NOW WITH JOHAN SANTANA) has over the Phillies and what you get is a slam dunk of touchdowns.
METS > PHILLIES
This blog will now resume it's regular bits pertaining to dicks, farts and lesbian nazi hookers abducted by space aliens and forced into weight loss programs.