Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/16/12
The Mets collapse in the second half of this season has been disappointing on many levels. One of the more disappointing things has been the failure of players to step up and cement their place with this team for the future. Is it safe to say that the only players that have stepped up at all this year have been Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada, and R.A. Dickey? David Wright doesn’t count because we expected him to be great. Ike has shown promising power, but I think everyone will agree he took a step back offensively. We haven’t seen enough from Matt Harvey, but he hasn’t really shown us that he can be a reliable starting pitcher just yet. At this point, every outfield position is open, and not a single player has locked anything down. Nobody has stepped up in the bullpen to prove himself to be a reliable go-to guy. What the Mets are severely lacking are guys that will step up when a star player is not playing up to capability, or there is an injury. That is one of the major differences ...
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