New York Mets: Season predictions
It looks like it's going to be tough going for the New York Mets. Johan Santana's season was finished before it started and most agree that this year is going to be about player development. For more coverage, visit: ESPN NY ... on Twitter | Clubhouse | Schedule | Roster | Preview 2013
|There's some pitching in the pipeline. Wait 'til next year.
|The lack of an outfield, the loss of R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana's shoulder will make it a very long year at Citi Field.
|It looks like it'll be another brutal season in Flushing, a season that will be more about player development than anything else.
|They re-signed David Wright for the long term. At least they've shown they're capable of doing something right.
Playoffs? Of course not!
|The Mets won't be in contention, but there will be a couple reasons to watch -- namely, Matt Harvey and (eventually) Zack Wheeler.
|In about two years, with their young pitching, you should watch out. I like their infield, but their outfield looks like a minor league team and their starting pitching is bad.
Finish: Fourth or fifth.
Playoffs? No way.
|The Mets will hit better than people think. But, at the end of the day, pitching will be their downfall.
|The Mets' prospects are the most exciting part of the upcoming year. Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey will make this year tolerable.
Playoffs? No chance.
|It'll be interesting, even without Santana. If the outfield was as good as the infield, the Mets could push the Braves or Nationals.
Finish: Third or fourth.
|If we could warp forward to 2014 right now, I don't think any Mets fan would object. The most important thing for the Mets this season will not be performance-based, but health-based.
Finish: A very distant fourth.
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Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
Mark Simon is ESPN Stats & Information's Baseball Research Specialist. One of several Mets historians working at ESPN, he joined the Worldwide Leader in 2002 after 6 1/2 years as a sports writer at the Trenton Times.
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