RotoWire Partners

2014 Mets Team Preview: Another Growth Year

Jan Levine

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.


The Mets had hoped 2013 would be a year of growth, peaking in 2014 with a return to contention and possible Wild Card berth. While 2013 served its purpose to a certain extent, the loss of Matt Harvey to a torn UCL and Tommy John surgery means that the team now is looking for 2015 to be their breakthrough campaign. The Mets' highlights in 2013 included a high-water mark of 10-9 on April 22, a four-game sweep of the Yankees in late-May, the All-Star Game start by Harvey at Citi Field with a team winning record in July and call-ups of Zack Wheeler and Travis d'Arnaud. Unfortunately, the team posted a 74-88 record while finishing 11th in the NL and 23rd in baseball in runs scored. GM Sandy Alderson spent some money this offseason, and with a restructuring of the team's $250-million debt to defer the interest payments, there is further capital available. That money should be used for some bats, where there is a severe need despite the addition of Curtis Granderson, who offsets the abs

You've reached the end of our free article preview.
See below to find out how you can read the full version of this article.

Subscribe to RotoWire now and you'll be reading the full version of this article in minutes.

At RotoWire, we give our subscribers everything. That means not only will you be able to read this article, you'll be able to read ALL our articles.

Plus, you'll get all of these great benefits:

➤ Amazing draft kits.  ➤ Full stat projections.
➤ Exclusive cheat sheets.  ➤ Customizable rankings.
➤ Instant news updates.  ➤ Free multi-sport access.
➤ Private expert Q&A.  ➤ And much more!

Get Access To RotoWire Now

Already Registered? Login Now

If you already have a RotoWire account, please login below with your username and password.



Forgot your password?
Click here to have your user info emailed to you.

Questions? Need Assistance?
Talk to a live person toll free at (888) 201-3057.