Found December 26, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Make room for Daniel Murphy at second base. The New York Mets ranked eleventh out of fifteen National league teams in runs scored with 619.  Ironically enough, they also ranked eleventh in home runs.  Hitting the long ball has been a struggle the past few seasons for players not named David Wright.  Some may point to David’s 18 home runs last season as a disappointment and I’m not going to argue with those people but he did accomplish this in 430 AB’s; a very respectable feat for being completely exposed in a lineup without legitimate protection.  With the Mets’ lack of quality hitters, they must rely on home runs to aid their dismal run production, which is something they have struggled with in recent years. Sandy Alderson addressed both the power and lineup protection problem by signing free agents Chris Young and Curtis Granderson.  Before Granderson’s injury plagued 2013 season, he had clubbed 84 home runs the two seasons prior.  Even though age and ballpark dimensions will like...
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