Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/11/13
Let’s say a MLB team is not expected to compete much in its division. They’re short on talent, been known to have money troubles and have been having difficulty attracting fans to its ballpark. Let’s say most pundits have picked them to finish no better than fourth – and only because the team that’s projected to finish fifth can scarcely be called a “major league” team at all. There are no illusions about this team. But just because expectations are low, doesn’t mean that a game or a season can’t be infuriating. Meet the 2013 New York Mets. There are flashes here. There’s Matt Harvey, of course. Lucas Duda looks like he may have found the secret combo of patience and power that are the earmarks of a successful hitter. Jonathon Niese has looked solid as the rotation’s rock. David Wright is still on the team. The Mets have played nine games in ’13 and have been “in” eight of them – meaning, they’ve had at least a puncher’s chance at victory. There are glowing repo
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