Found September 22, 2013 on Mets360.com:
The 2013 Mets weren’t supposed to be contenders. In fact, they entered the season with some serious question marks at many positions. Remember all of the talk about them having one of the worst outfields ever? That proclamation was just a bit overblown, of course, but it spoke to the uncertainty surrounding a team that was supposedly working towards contention in 2014 or 2015. With just a handful of games left in yet another losing year, we can start to sort through the wreckage that was the Mets’ 2013 season. There are certainly things to be excited about moving forward (their young pitching, for one), but this season made the prospect of the Mets putting together enough offense to support their young pitching pretty murky. This off-season is obviously a very important one with regard to addressing this issue, but with so many weak spots in the lineup the question changes from “where do we need to upgrade?” to “where do we need to upgrade the most?” The 2013 Mets were a bad team. T...
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