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Rising Apple Mets Top Ten List: Metstradamus Lives

By Will DeBoer

Ladies and gentlemen, here is today’s Mets Top Ten List!

Jun 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets right fielder

Curtis Granderson

(3) crosses home plate and is greeted by left fielder

Eric Young

Jr. (right) after both players scored against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Category: Top Ten Other 2014 Mets Prophecies

By now everyone has seen this: when the Royals and the Giants got to this year’s World Series (which starts tomorrow night), someone remembered that the Mets may have predicted the matchup. On June 28, New York wore throwback uniforms against the Pirates to honor the Negro Leagues’ Brooklyn Royal Giants.

The Royal Giants jersey made its rounds online as just an interesting quirk of the season. What they don’t know is that this year’s Mets went a little deeper into the prophecy business in 2014. We’ve got a guy in the front office – we’re not saying who it is (but it was obviously Kenny in accounting) – who broke into Terry Collins’s office and sent us an entire book filled with his players’ predictions for the future. Only time will tell if these prophecies have the Royal Giant touch. So here we go…

Top Ten Other 2014 Mets Prophecies

10. Matt den Dekker, Jacob deGrom, and Travis d’Arnaud will become the three heads of the d’Ragon that will return the Targaryen dynasty to power – spoilers!

9. Big man over 40 Bartolo Colon’s June 18 double means Chris Christie will finish second in the 2016 primary (but everyone will be impressed such a big guy could even run that far)

8. As 8th inning man, Jeurys Familia will successfully produce a baseball crossover of a popular ’70s sitcom: Eight (Figures) is Enough

7. Jonathon Niese’s extra-wooly face means it will be a hard winter for nose job surgeons

6. Bartolo Colon’s shadow means we may never see spring. Ever.

5. Daniel Murphy’s all-star selection means doppelganger Chris Pratt will continue to be lovably awkward in film and TV (until Dilson Herrera replaces him in Guardians of the Galaxy 3)

4. The use of upside-down Ps for den Dekker/deGrom/d’Arnaud will boost demand for more upside-down letters – this entry was brought to you by New York bowerpall, official lottery sponsor of the Nem York Wets!

3. Matt Harvey’s sitting at Rangers games means Matt Harvey will at some point sit down in a chair in 2015 (and still face the wrath of the Post)

2. Jenrry Mejia’s stomping ritual means a coming influx of Baseball-Broadway crossover entertainment that will expose those bums from Durham as the amateurs they really are

And the #1 Other 2014 Mets Prophecy:

1. Sandy Alderson’s 90 wins will be the Jets’ total for the next century