Whether it's Ryan Church, David Wright, Carlos Beltran, Francisco Rodriguez, Billy Wagner, or Brian Schneider talking shit about the Phillies and the NL East, it never seems to have bearing on what actually happens during the season. Now, when Jimmy Rollins starts popping off at the mouth, then things happen; like winning the NL East in '07 and '08. Those ass-hat Mets think they're the "team to beat" in '09, but my guess is that they're only saying that to build false confidence. You know, when you keeping saying the same thing over and over again to make it seem like it's true even though it couldn't be more fake (paging SNL's Stuart Smalley).
Cole Hamels calls Mets "choke artists":
Brett Myers is tired of it: