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
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