Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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As most of you know, for most of the offseason, I’ve taken an optimistic approach toward the Mets for this new season. In our 2012 MMO Predictions, I picked the Mets to win the second Wild Card in the National League. For comeback player of the year, my choice was Johan Santana. I’m on record as saying that by the end of this season, the Mets will have increased their attendance over last year. I shared Sandy Alderson’s sentiments that this would be a fun team to watch, but was a little annoyed that we didn’t do a better job of bolstering what I believed was a team that could contend for a Wild Card this season. And yet on top of all those things, I’m so surprised to wake up this morning and find my beloved Mets in a dead heat for first place. I can’t even describe how proud I am of this team right now. I’ve embraced these 2012 Mets from the very beginning. I took flack for daring to say this team feels a lot like the 1983 team back in early April. I may have in fact been wrong in ...
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