This week brings Sports' Illustrated's annual baseball preview issue, and today they posted their team by team previews over at SI.com. To see the Mets' preview, click here. Basically, SI picked the Mets to finish first in the NL East, going 91-71, some 5 games ahead of the Phils. They also predict that the Mets will lose in the first round of the play-offs to the Rockies, who will themselves lose to the World Series-bound Cubs, who they predict will lose to the Tigers in the Series. Good thing the games have to actually be played, huh? I am not going to read any of the reviews, instead waiting for the issue to arrive in order to read it on the plane-ride to Florida for the final spring game Friday, a mere appetizer to opening day! If you don't subscribe to SI, these previews are always a fun read (and certainly better than the others released to date, which are laden with roster errors.) Enjoy!