The Yankees lost closer David Robertson to free agency, but they signed Andrew Miller to form a lefty-righty duo with Dellin Betances, who came into his own dominating hitters last season. Betances figures to win the closers job, but that is a scary 1-2 punch at the end of games for opposing teams. The Yankees also picked up Justin Wilson and David Carpenter, and have revamped a bullpen that figures to be tops in the league. The Mets have a decent bullpen with no true closer. Maybe Bobby Parnell can return to form but don’t bank on it.
That leaves us with who is going to have the better season? The Yankees have a long list of question marks from old-age to injuries to the A-Rod circus. If all goes right, the bombers could compete for a title. On the other end of the spectrum, if all else fails, the Yankees may be in danger of having their first losing season since 1992.
The Mets probably do not have the upside the Yankees do, but they have less question marks. Their rotation is very strong and deep. If Wright can stay healthy, he will be a force in the middle of the lineup that is in desperate need of performance from their three and four hole hitters.
All in all, I think the Yankees and Mets both finish around 85 wins and compete for Wild Card spots in their respective leagues.