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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: New York Mets

This season was an epic disaster. There's nowhere to go but up -- right?

Originally Published: September 16, 2009
By Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff | ESPN Insider

Insider's series on MLB teams that have fallen out of the playoff race continues with the disappearing New York Mets, who are mired more than 20 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 92-70, first place
Current record: 63-82, fourth place

Have you tried the pulled-pork barbecue at Citi Field? Mmm-mmm good!

To read Buster Olney's take on what went wrong for the Mets and what's next, plus items from the rumor mill, number-crunching analysis from Baseball Prospectus, a draft recap and whom to watch in spring training, you must be an ESPN Insider. Insider

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