Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Before the 2013 season started, most Mets fans were quite aware that the team would not be competitive. Many were perfectly willing to take another year of losing baseball if it meant that the team was moving toward eventual perennial competitiveness. What’s another losing season if it meant that the team’s top prospects were inching closer to making their debut, the young core players were continuing their growth, and Sandy Alderson started making the necessary moves to fill in the glaring holes on the roster? Well, the prospects are inching their way closer, albeit not quite as fast as some would like. We haven’t quite gotten to the point in the season where major trades take place, but we’re close. Alderson also has the offseason to improve the team via trades and free agent signings. The problem in the Mets’ plan moving forward lies in the continued growth of the young core players, or lack thereof. In fact, several core players have seemed to regress in 2013. Jonathon Niese, w...
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