Turn on ESPN at night and there are three baseball teams being drooled over … the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox.
Look across the Internet and it’s obvious that ESPN is having its impact.
Virtually every Web site’s power ranking rates the Mets No. 1 in the National League.
These are the same Mets who have had two series against teams in the NL West, a division with the best cumulative overall record in baseball.
These are the same Mets who were just swept by the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Recently, these same Mets lost two of three games to the Arizona Diamondbacks in New York. (The Mets have yet to play the Padres.)
At the very least, this tells me the Mets should not be rated No. 1 in the NL power rankings. To stretch the point, maybe they’d only be the fourth best team if they were in the NL West, instead of being first as they are in the NL East.
But with ESPN’s East Coast bias, you’ll never hear these facts.