Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14

NEW YORK - JULY 27: Founder/Executive Director of NYILFF Calixto Chinchilla (L) and General Manager of the New York Mets Omar Minaya arrive at the Premiere of 'La Republica De Baseball: Los Gigantes Dominicanos' during the New York International latino Film Festival on July 27, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYILFF)
This year has been a lot of fun for the Mets and their fans. Expectations were low coming into the season and the Mets have instead played like a team that has designs playing in the postseason. After what the team has been through the past three years, 2012 feels like a cool breeze on a 98 degree day. But I think it’s important to remember that 2010 and 2011 were not uninterrupted seasons of stink. In 2010, the Mets were 11 games over .500 and had a stretch where they were 21-7. Last year after a dismal start, the team played at a .568 pace – 92 wins over 162 games – for more than half the season, before Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran were traded and Daniel Murphy went down with a season-ending injury. It feels like some type of revisionist history has taken place, where after 2006 the Mets became chokers, got old and were terrible. And the team could no longer overcome the lack of talent accumulated by previous general manager Omar Minaya I think the real story is ...

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