Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/13/11
With the World Series just around the corner, the MLB offseason hot stove can’t some soon enough for us Mets fans. But just like last offseason, the Mets will likely be watching as the other NL East teams improve while they sit tight. The team is looking to shed payroll rather than add it, so we might just have to stick with what we’ve got yet again. On paper at the beginning of 2011, the team didn’t actually look so bad. However, once the injuries set in, the Mets came back down to earth. On the whole, Terry Collins and Mets overachieved last season based on how things could have turned out. In 2012, the team on paper—assuming there are no major free agent signings or trades—will look weak. But we might just have to bite the bullet and hope for the best. With Jose Reyes likely on the way out and trade talks swirling around David Wright, this team will be forced to rely on unsung heroes. Ike Davis will be at first, Justin Turner at second, Ruben Tejada at short and Wright at third,...
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