Originally written August 12, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Coming into 2013, we as Mets fans had high hopes for a better season, but I really don’t think we anticipated such a drop in the first half.  But I can honestly say that I believe the team just needed to find its make up.  Which players were going to make the biggest impact? Early on, one such player was Matt Harvey; he just took over that role and ran with it.  However,  the rest of the team just couldn’t keep up, they tried, but Terry Collins just couldn’t figure out who to play, when to play them and how to manage them. That said, the full brunt of fault doesn’t lie on the manager alone, but his early decisions were very questionable. But at the end of the day, even Mets fans were basically telling him how it should be done… you think he would have listened to us. Looking at the lineup now with Eric Young holding his own in left field, Juan Lagares cemented in center field, Marlon Byrd finally becoming that everyday right fielder that has shown good power to complement David Wrig...
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