Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/19/11
Welcome Metsmerized readers. My name is Drew and I’ve been a lifelong Mets fan since 1972, a season which began with tragedy after the death of beloved manager Gil Hodges. On the field, we got off to a great start that season with Yogi leading the way and the addition of Willie Mays, but eventually the injuries became too much to overcome (Staub’s injury killed us) and Jim Fregosi, who we traded Nolan Ryan for that offseason ended up being a huge flop. It was a lot like 2009 in that everyone had us pegged as favorites that year. We finished in third, but 1973 was just around the corner. I look forward to my experience writing for this great one-of-a-kind Mets blog.So far, this offseason has been quite dull for those of us hoping to see the Mets get out in front of the competition while seeking to improve on their third consecutive 4th place finish in the NL East. The new GM however, prefers a slow and measured approach – opting to let other teams set the market for prized shortstop ...
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