Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 5/5/13
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Though nobody in the Mets front office wanted to say it directly, the fans and the media were well aware of what 2013 was for the Mets: a continuation of the “rebuilding” process. There were great building blocks in place in Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese, Josh Edgin, Bobby Parnell, Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada, and David Wright. There were top-shelf prospects on the cusp of making their major league debuts, like Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud, that would strengthen the core of the next Mets contending team even further. Yes, it was expected that the next stride in the rebuilding of a consistently winning Mets team would be made at the very earliest in 2014. It appeared as though that line of thinking was accepted, however begrudgingly, by fans and media alike. They seemed to generally buy into the patience approach with eyes towards the increasingly bright future, so any surprises that the 2013 Mets could provide would be icing on the cake. There have even been instances of writ...
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