Mets' Team Preview: Fools Gold
Mets' Team Preview: Fools Gold

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For the second straight season, the Mets got off to a strong start in the first half of the year. And, for the second straight year, they made that first half look like Fools' Gold, collapsing after the All-Star break. Bullpen blowups, injuries and the magic that led to all those first half, two-out RBIs dried up and regressed back to the norm, contributing to the collapse. GM Sandy Alderson continued to revamp the farm system this offseason with the focus on 2014 and beyond. Look for several young faces to be up after the May with the goal to begin the turnaround for the future in the second half of the year. The All-Star Game is the shining event scheduled for Citi Field this year, but if some of the young players start to deliver, it may not be the only game that draws some fans to the park. As of now, with Washington and Atlanta the class of the division and the Phillies a few levels above the Mets, the gutted Marlins will be the only team that allows the Mets to avoid the ba

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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.
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